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Thursday, July 6, 2017

New Horizons to a New Flyby to MU69 Object

 NASA's New Horizon targets to a next flyby on 1 January 2019 beyond dwarf planet Pluto. It will reach Kupier Belt after successful flyby around Pluto.Horizons aimed to perform flyby around most smallest object in the Kupier Belt which was called MU69. Ground based occultation estimated that the diameter of MU69 will be 20 to 40 kilometer after the discovery of Kupier Belt Objects in 2014.

MU69 occultation will occur on July 10 and 17 July. On 10 July 2017, Nasa's Airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy SOFIA will use its 100 inch powerful telescope to probe the space debris around MU69 object in the Kupier Belt.

On 17 July 2017, Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope will check for the debris around the object MU69 in the same kupier belt. And other than this ground based small fencing telescopes will also check for the debris.



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