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Share Your Story • Ralph McGeehan • January 28, 2019

My Ultima Thule snowman art

My Ultima Thule snowman art

When the first clear images came in of Ultima Thule, wags quickly called it a “cosmic snowman,” with its two round bodies joined in the middle, looking like it was made with dirty snow. That struck a chord with me and I decided to create a digital cartoon along those lines: adding stick arms, a beat-up top hat, carrot nose and some coal for buttons down the front. I don’t mean to belittle the New Horizons mission — it was totally amazing from start to the present, and it continues outward bound! It was incredible how the spacecraft was able to adapt to the many unknown situations encountered during its long voyage of four billion miles.

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