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    Default New Year's 2019 with New Horizons

    The New Horizons spacecraft is scheduled to pass by the most primitive and most distant object from earth at 4 billion miles in just under a year:

    - On that date it will encounter Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, which orbits a billion miles beyond Pluto, and provide the first close-up look at this pristine building block of the solar system

    - New Horizons will fly about three times closer to MU69 than it did to Pluto in July 2015, allowing the spacecraft’s cameras to provide a more detailed look at the object’s surface

    - The MU69 encounter begins in mid- August, with the first attempts at long-distance observations of MU69

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    Good stuff! Lets hope it will not run out of juice by then.



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