Arrokoth (2014 MU69) in 3D

pair of images viewable in 3d with red-blue glasses
January 3, 2019
CreditNASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
Historical DateJanuary 1, 2019
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Update November 2019: 2014 MU69 has been officially named Arrokoth.

The New Horizons science team created the first stereo image pair of Ultima Thule. This image can be viewed with stereo glasses to reveal the Kuiper Belt object's three-dimensional shape. The images that created the stereo pair were taken by the Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) at 4:23 and 5:01 Universal Time on January 1, 2019 from respective ranges of 38,000 miles (61,000 kilometers) and 17,000 miles (28,000 kilometers), with respective original scales of 1017 feet (310 meters) and 459 feet (140 meters) per pixel.