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Kuiper Belt Object

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.

2 months 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…

10 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…

10 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…

11 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…

11 months ago

Say Hello to Hippocamp! The New Moon Discovered at Neptune, Which Could Have Broken off from the Larger Moon Proteus

Moons have the coolest names, don't they? Proteus, Titan, and Callisto. Phobos, Deimos, and Encephalitis. But not Io. That's a…

11 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…

11 months ago

Here it is, the high resolution photo of MU69 we’ve all been waiting for.

A newly-processed image of Ultima Thule provides the highest-resolution picture of the object to date.

12 months ago

A Disc of Icy Material, not Planet 9, Might Explain the Strange Movements in the Outer Solar System

Is there or isn't there a Planet 9? Is there a planet way out on the outskirts of our Solar…

12 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