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Is New Horizons’ next target a binary relic of the ancient solar system?

9 Aug 2017, 01:08 UTC
Is New Horizons’ next target a binary relic of the ancient solar system? NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Alex Parker

On July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft screamed past Pluto at a relative speed of nearly 14 kilometers per second, giving humanity its first close-up very of the distant, icy world.

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