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Astro Bob Blog: Pancakes Anyone? Ultima Thule flatter than we thought

Caption and credit: New Horizons took this image of Ultima Thule Jan. 1, when the NASA spacecraft was 5,494 miles (8,862 km) beyond it. The photo at left is made from raw images and show motion blur; the right side shows the sharpened view. NASA/Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/National Optical Astronomy Observatory

As New Horizons raced past Ultima Thule and watched it blink out background stars, we got a little surprise. Read more at