NASA Pluto Probe Is More Than Halfway to Next Flyby Target

SPACE.COM | on Tue, Apr 4, 1:30 AM

New Horizons took a series of 10-second exposures of the background star field near the location of 2014 MU69, to prepare for the probe’s flyby of the Kuiper Belt object on Jan. 1, 2019. This composite image is made from 45 of these 10-second exposures taken on Jan. 28, 2017. The yellow diamond marks the predicted location of MU69 on approach, but the KBO itself was too far from the probe to be detected. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is now more than halfway from Plu...

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