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The distant space object is named after an ancient term — that was later co-opted by the Nazis.
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Mysterious out-of-this world Ultima Thule is a billion miles beyond Pluto, 4 billion miles from Earth.
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The New Horizons probe is hurtling toward an object nicknamed Ultima Thule in the mostly unexplored Kuiper Belt.
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Over time, the heart might actually have a "beat."
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The hills of ice appear to be drifting in a sea of frozen nitrogen.
Science
From its very first days, space exploration has been a highly visible, but strictly confidential, endeavor funded by various government agencies. Fifty-eight years after NASA was founded, space exploration still has the power to captivate and inspire.
Science
"Whatever they are, they're definitely weird."
Science
A day in the life of the dwarf planet.
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The vibrant picture highlights the many subtle color differences on the planetoid's surface.
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The backlit image gives us a new look at the dwarf planet.
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"This image really makes you feel you are there, at Pluto, surveying the landscape for yourself."