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New Horizon’s Flyby Target 2014 MU69 Gets its Official Name: Arrokoth

The KBO formerly known as Ultima Thule (2014 MU69) has officially been named "Arrokoth", the traditional Powhatan-Algonquin language.

3 weeks ago

Now You Can See MU69 in Thrilling 3D

The New Horizons team has released new images that take advantage of the "binocular effect" to create 3D impressions of…

9 months ago

Pluto and Charon Don’t Have Enough Small Craters

The New Horizons team just shared new findings about the lack of small craters on Pluto and Charon's surface, which…

9 months ago

More Evidence that Planet 9 is Really Out There

What's going on in the distant reaches of our Solar System? Is there a Planet 9 out there? Out in…

9 months ago

The Latest Images of Ultima Thule are in, and they are the Sharpest Yet!

The latest images taken by New Horizons of Ultima Thule are the most detailed to date, and are providing new…

10 months ago

New Horizons took this shot of MU69 as it sped away from its encounter

The latest images to come from the New Horizons mission show that Ultima Thule (the first KBO to be studied…

10 months ago

Tiny Object Found at the Edge of the Solar System for the First Time. A Kuiper Belt Object that’s Only 2.6 km Across

The Kuiper Belt, or the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt, is home to ancient rocks. Kuiper Belt Objects, or KBOs, are remnants of…

10 months ago

The Pictures are Here! New Horizons Close Up View of 2014 MU69

The New Horizon's probe made its historic rendezvous with Ultima Thule on New Years and captured these detailed images of…

11 months ago

New Horizons Sees its Next Target for the First Time: Ultima Thule. Flyby Happens January 1, 2019

Earlier this month, the New Horizons team managed to capture the first images of Ultima Thule, the Kuiper Belt Object…

1 year ago

It Might Not be Planet 9 Causing Disruptions in the Kuiper Belt, Just the Collective Gravity of Everything Out There

According to a new study by a team from CU Boulder, Planet 9 may not be necessary to explain the…

1 year ago