Stop Press !! First Hi-Res Stereo of Ultima Thule – and – Apology


Stop Press !! First hi-res stereo view of Ultima Thule !!! Credit: JHU Applied Physics Laboratory(JPL) NASA New Horizons  – with thanks to Alan Stern. This is the most distant object ever photographed close-up by humans. It’s over 4 Billion miles away – out beyond Pluto.

Note: the left hand image is sharper than the right – because we do not yet have a hi-res version of the right view. But the stereo effect is only slightly affected, because our brain has the ability to prioritise fine detail from one side of the stereo.

There is a lot more to come, as the data signals come down from the NEW Horizons probe over the next few weeks. Thanks to Alan Stern

Ultima Thule first hi res stereo
Ultima Thule first hi res stereo – thanks Alan Stern

Dear Folks

I was shocked and saddened to realise what I had done by my hasty and inconsiderate IG reply to this lady yesterday. I’ve posted an apology to her in the ‘reply’ box, but it seems to have disappeared – so I’m going to try to repeat it here, to be clear.

IG message from

Dear Sue

I’m so sorry that I responded to your post so snappily and inconsiderately. My response was a result of my perception that someone was telling me what to do. I now realise that I was completely wrong in thinking that. You were actually just trying to protect me, for which I thank you. I am mortified to discover the effect my words produced. I had no idea that saying someone was innocent until proven guilty could be interpreted as “defending“ Bryan Singer. I had absolutely no intention of doing that. I guess I must be naive, because also it had never occurred to me that ‘following’ a person on Instagram could be interpreted as approving of that person. The only reason I followed Bryan Singer was that we were working with him on a project. That situation came to an end when Mr Singer was sacked during the shooting of the film, but I suppose unfollowing him never occurred to me as a necessity. Now, because of this misunderstanding, I have unfollowed.

I’m so sorry. This must have caused you a lot of upset. I wish I could take the comment back, but all I can do is apologise, and hope that my apology will begin to make amends.

Sadly, this is all very public, but since I snapped at you in public, it’s only fitting that I should apologise in public. I’m going to try to follow you so we can communicate privately if you want.

With love


I should add that this is also a sincere apology to anyone else out there that I inadvertently offended. No such offence was intended and I will be more careful in future.