Tech thread from today's news release:
A: What used to be a binary system (2 things orbiting each other) that got squished together (contact) until they're now 1 lumptastic thing.
Details (with diagrams!): planetary.org/blogs/emily-la…
All that brightness in the neck? Probably fine powders settling into the seam.
So soft. So gentle. So friendly.
The ears are detracting, but otherwise it works. I might need to try a pair of colliding spherical cows later.
Mu69 is Moo, our little space-cow & the next place visited after goofy Pluto.
(My To Do list has been replaced with index cards of #Mu69 cows.)
Which is way better than Nazi paradise when it comes to charming nicknames.
A: Physicists love to simplify reality until it fits our mathematical models. A classic homework problem format starts "Assume a spherical cow..."
Mu69 sounds like Moo & looks like 2 spheres.