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Nasa's New Horizons Team Selects Potential Kuiper Belt Flyby Target

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NASA New Horizons in Kuiper Belt

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

Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/Alex Parker

This remote KBO was one of two identified as potential destinations and the one recommended to NASA by the New Horizons team. Although NASA has selected 2014 MU69 as the target, as part of its normal review process the agency will conduct a detailed assessment before officially approving the mission extension to conduct additional science.

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