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NH Arrokoth (formerly Ultima Thule) Encounter Observations & Results, post-flyby discussion as the data arrives
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post Jan 24 2021, 06:13 PM
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We already know what the other side looks like, at least in terms of shape, from the observations of blocking starlight during the flyby.
See here: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/News-A...p?page=20190208


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post Jan 24 2021, 10:31 PM
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On the other hand, AI is not the genius your post suggests it is, it can't tell us anything about the actual appearance of the other side in the absence of actual data. The animation goes so fast that it's a bit hard to tell what we are seeing, but this view does not include the other side, just the side we can see at close approach from a different angle.

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