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2004 EW95: A C Type Asteroid Found in Kuiper Belt

2004 EW95: A phyllosilicate bearing carbonaceous asteroid in the Kuiper Belt Authors: Seccull et al Abstract: Models of the Solar System's dynamical evolution predict the dispersal of primitive planetesimals from their formative regions amongst the gas-giant planets due to the early phases of planetary migration. Show More Summary

NASA breaks the record with the photos taken furthest from the Earth

NASA has treated us with plenty of amazing photos from space, and their New Horizons spacecraft has recently captured two record-breaking images.  3.79 billion miles from Earth, the spacecraft snapped photos of Kuiper Belt objects which are now officially the farthest images ever taken by a spacecraft. Show More Summary

Space Photos of the Week: New Horizons Breaks a Record for Long-Distance Photography

The spacecraft was 3.79 billion miles from Earth when it snapped this photo of a Kuiper Belt object.

This record-breaking photo was taken from 6 billion km away

New Horizons is one of the furthest spacecraft from Earth. It sent back pictures of two objects in the Kuiper belt, the most distant photographs ever taken

New Horizons captures record-breaking images in the Kuiper Belt

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently turned its telescopic camera toward a field of stars, snapped an image – and made history.

NASA spacecraft snaps images from record-breaking distance - CNET

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NASA's New Horizons probe is making history with its Kuiper Belt images, the farthest images from Earth ever taken by a spacecraft.

Some big moons in the Kuiper belt

In a new preprint, Mike Brown and Bryan Butler show evidence that two Kuiper belt moons are even bigger than we used to think. They are Eris' moon Dysnomia, and Orcus' moon Vanth.

What's Up in Solar System Exploration in 2018

Three launches to the Moon and one each to Mercury and Mars; two arrivals at near-Earth asteroids; and an approach to an encounter with a distant Kuiper belt object are highlights we anticipate in 2018.

New Horizons' Next Target May Have A Small Moon

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is currently hurtling towards MU69, a Kuiper Belt object located around 1.6 billion km past Pluto. Details of this distant object just keep getting more intriguing. In addition to having a reddish hue and potentially consisting of two self-orbiting objects, MU69 may have a small moon, the latest research suggests. Show More Summary

New Horizons Space Probe Target May Have Its Own Tiny Moonlet

In late 2018, New Horizons will encounter a Kuiper Belt object known as MU69. It turns out this object could be two or even three distinct bodies. The post New Horizons Space Probe Target May Have Its Own Tiny Moonlet appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The tiny space rock New Horizons is headed for may have a moon

The next destination for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is a small space rock in the Kuiper belt called MU69. Now we know it may have an even smaller moon

Does New Horizons' next target have a moon?

Scientists were already excited to learn this summer that New Horizons' next flyby target – a Kuiper Belt object a billion miles past Pluto – might be either peanut-shaped or even two objects orbiting one another. Now new data hints that 2014 MU69 might have company: a small moon.

Almost Two Years Later, We Still Don’t Know if Planet Nine Exists

It's been almost two years since researchers from Caltech hypothesized that highly unusual orbits of objects in the Kuiper Belt pointed to an undiscovered massive object. No one has been able to disprove the idea yet, but the scientific community is still skeptical. The post Almost Two Years Later, We Still Don’t Know if Planet Nine Exists appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The New Horizons spacecraft is heading towards a mystery rock

After its visit to Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft is travelling through the Kuiper belt towards what seems to be one rock - but what if it's actually two?

Help nickname New Horizons' next flyby target

NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt is looking for your ideas on what to informally name its next flyby destination, a billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) past Pluto.

NASA’s New Horizons Probe Wakes Up to Study Kuiper Belt

New Horizons has sent back a signal confirming that it had woken up from hibernation and executed computer commands to begin bringing its systems back online. The post NASA’s New Horizons Probe Wakes Up to Study Kuiper Belt appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Hibernation over, New Horizons continues its Kuiper Belt cruise

A long summer break ended for NASA's New Horizons on Sept. 11, as the spacecraft "woke" itself on schedule from a five-month hibernation period.

New Horizons Will Get Incredibly Close To Its Next Target

On New Year's Day 2019, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will zoom past MU69 -- a mysterious Kuiper Belt object located 6.4 billion km from Earth. In anticipation of the upcoming flyby, NASA has just revealed the probe's flight plan, and there's some exciting news. New Horizons is expected to come three times closer to MU69 than it did to Pluto in 2015. More »      

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