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NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Takes First Picture of Distant Rock It Will Visit

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New Horizons passing by 2014 MU69, Kuiper Belt

An artists impression of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft passing by 2014 MU69, a rocky object in the Kuiper Belt. The spacecraft is expected to reach the rock on Jan. 1.

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Steve Gribben

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft still has 100 million miles to go, but it has taken its first snapshot of the space rock that will be its date for New Year's Day 2019.

From The New York Times
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