Next Stop for New Horizons: Kuiper Belt Objects

Since the successful Pluto flyby on July 14th, the New Horizons spacecraft prepares for its next mission to further explore the Kuiper Belt. NASA’s primary candidate for the spacecraft’s next encounter is 2014 MU69, known as a Kuiper Belt object (KBO). Discovered in 2014 by the Hubble Space Telescope, the …

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