Planetoid a billion miles beyond Pluto selected as New Horizons’ next destination
30Aug

Artist's impression of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft encountering a Pluto-like object in the distant Kuiper Belt

New Horizons isn’t going to get much of a rest. Following on from its historic flyby of Pluto on July 14, NASA has selected the next potential destination for the unmanned spacecraft – a planetoid called 2014 MU69 that lies a billion miles beyond Pluto’s orbit. The space probe will take over three years to reach this frozen remnant of the Solar System’s earliest years.

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