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New Horizons Spacecraft Has A New Target To Achieve

A new target is set for New Horizons

On 1st of January, 2019 New Horizons Spacraft is going to collect more details about 2014 MU69, a rock situated at the edge of our Solar System.

2014 MU69 has a diameter of 38km, orbiting the Sun at a distance 40 times greater than that between the Earth and the Sun and it is believed to be 4.6 billion years old.

At this moment, the shape of the body is unknown. Some say it has a red color, some say grey, but the answer will be known on 1st of January, 2019 when the spacraft will pass the object.

This is probably one of the best video ever made, showing New Horizons passing in front of 2014 MU69 on 17th July, 2017. Images are captured by one of 5 Argentian space telescopes.

New Horizons passing in fron of 2014 MU69

New Horizons passing in fron of 2014 MU69

source: iflscience

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