If you will go deeper in the space beyond the Earth, you will find the terrains of Mars, the dangerous storms of Jupiter, the beautiful and delicate rings of Saturn and the cold Uranus and Neptune and beyond the planets, you will find the icy zones full of rocks and those numbers are in millions and for your information, some of the rocks are half the size of United States. The rocks of such a big size are surrounding our solar system and they are so distant that they seem like small stars like any other star.

Around 4.6 billion years ago, the solar system was just a stormy cloud with cosmic dust into spheres which turned into the planets and the moons. The Kuiper Belt was left out in cold. When NASA launched its New Horizon spacecraft back in the 80s and reached that part of the space past the planets, it took some amazing pictures and collected scientific data which showed a lot of new things and helped scientists to understand space better. New Horizon found a new object in the outer space when the spacecraft made it to the interstellar space and scientists named it Ultima Thule. Surprisingly, the name Ultima Thule goes back in history as it means ‘Thule alone’ as per the Latin literature which means the place out of reach.

Back in the Nazi days, Ultima Thule was imagined as the land of Aryan Purity. Alan Stern who is the lead scientist on New Horizons mission conveyed while defending the use of the name, “I think New Horizons is an example, one of the best examples, in our time of raw exploration, and the term Ultima Thule—which is very old, many centuries old, possibly over 1,000 years old—is a wonderful meme for exploration. And that’s why we chose it. And I would say that just because some bad guys once liked the term, we’re not going to let them hijack it.”

 

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