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New Horizons’ target a “science bonanza”, potential close or contact binary

4 Aug 2017, 20:16 UTC
New Horizons’ target a “science bonanza”, potential close or contact binary NASA
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In preparation for New Horizons’ flyby of its next Kuiper Belt target, 2014 MU69, the spacecraft’s team has conducted a series of ground, airborne, and space-based telescopic examinations of 2014 MU69 during a series of occultation events in June and July. The observation campaign has yielded tantalizing new information on the Kuiper Belt Object, revealing a potentially far more interesting world for New Horizons to explore on 1 January 2019.

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