NASA says faraway world Ultima Thule shaped like ‘snowman’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Four billion miles from the sun floats Ultima Thule, an icy celestial body that NASA scientists announced last Wednesday is aptly shaped like a giant snowman. The first detailed images beamed back from the United States (US) agency’s New Horizons mission allowed scientists to confidently determine the body was formed when two spheres, or “lobes”, slowly gravitated towards each other until they stuck together – a major scientific discovery. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin