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× NASA says Ultima Thule like ‘snowman’ on edge of Solar System

WASHINGTON, United States -- Four billion miles from the sun near the edge of the Solar System floats Ultima Thule, an icy celestial body that NASA scientists announced Wednesday is aptly shaped like a giant snowman.

The first detailed images beamed back from the US agency's New Horizons mission allowed scientists to confidently determine the body was formed when two spheres, or "lobes," slowly…

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