NASA began the new year with a blow after its New Horizon probe flew past the farthest object in our solar system on January 1. Ultima Thule is an incredible four billion kilometers from the earth. And the hideous expedition that intends to shed light on the creation of the solar system has yet produced the highest resolution image of the mysterious transneptunic object.
NASA's latest image shows "room snowman" in remarkable detail.
New, sharp image was acquired when NASA's New Horizon spacecraft was only 4,200 km away from the tiny ice-cold object.
The double-bound space rock is more than a billion miles from Pluto.
The new image shows the Ultima Thule's surface in detail, including a large dent on its left side.
It takes more than six hours for the data to reach the ground because of the huge distance involved. 1
The latest image sent last week has been sharpened with advanced software .
] The last picture was taken with the spacecraft's wide-angle Multicolour Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC), which provides a resolution of 5000 x 32 pixels.
New horizons will continue to carry flyby's of 25 kilometers (33 km) long asteroids and beam data back to Earth to
(486958) 2014 MU₆9, doublet Ultima Thule, is a medieval expression of everywhere outside the known world.
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The New Horizons project has spent more than a decade going through the deep space since it was launched in January 2006.
"Ultima Thule will be the most primitive planetary object explored and will reveal what conditions were in that distant part of the solar system as it was formed from the sunbath, "said NASA.
The probe is powered by a plutonium nucleus, and when it reached Pluto's sensors worked fine, so NASA sent the probe on a course against Ultima Thule.
Because of its original formation in the dust, which also gave birth to the earth, scientists hope to find traces of how our planet came to be.  Proof from the probe led to NASA researchers believing that they had found new evidence of the mysterious "wall" around all planets and objects in our solar system.
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This mysterious bubble marks the boundary between the solar system and the interstellar space and delimits the periphery of the sun's influence.
And according to the latest New Horizon's find, the barrier is actually a concentration of trapped hydrogen trapped in our sun's wind.
These windmills create waves of characteristic ultraviolet light, which for the first time have been detected by sensors aboard the interstellar space probe in New Horizons.
Ultima Thule circles the sun in a sparsely populated and low energy environment, known as the Kuiper Belt, a circumstellar or pancake shaped slab in the outer solar system.
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Experts now believe that Ultima Thule was probably created at the start of The solar system, which means that w ould has faced collision with other stones.
"This new image begins to reveal differences in the two lobes of Ultima Thule and also gives us new mysteries," said Professor Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
"Over the next month there will be better colors and better resolution images that we hope will help solve the many mysteries of Ultima Thule.
" New Horizons is an example – one of the best examples in our time – of raw exploration, and the term Ultima Thule, which is very old, many centuries old, possibly over a thousand years, is a wonderful meme for investigation. "
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