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 Post subject: Next stop: MU69
PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:29 am 
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New Horizons' Next Target Just Got a Lot More Interesting

http://www.astrowatch.net/2017/08/new-h ... t-lot.html

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Based on these new occultation observations, team members say MU69 may not be not a lone spherical object, but suspect it could be an “extreme prolate spheroid” – think of a skinny football – or even a binary pair.

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 Post subject: Re: Next stop: MU69
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:42 pm 
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MU69: New Horizons and its Target

https://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=38944

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This update from JHU/APL tells us that closest approach is now scheduled for 0533 UTC, or 0033 EST on January 1, 2019, which should give many New Year’s partygoers something extra to stay up for. The course adjustment was performed to optimize visibility for the antennae of the Deep Space Network, which will reflect radar waves off the surface of MU69 in an experiment that, if successful, will help determine the reflectivity of its surface.


The official update: New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/New ... e=20171209

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 Post subject: Re: Next stop: MU69
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Some big moons in the Kuiper belt

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-la ... vanth.html

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Mike Brown and Bryan Butler show evidence that (Dysnomia and Vanth) are even bigger than we used to think.

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