New Horizons’ next target might have a moon

The Kuiper Belt object MU69 may have a smaller companion

WORKING FOR PEANUTS  NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is racing toward a rock in the Kuiper Belt called MU69. Early reconnaissance suggests that the object might be shaped like a peanut (as seen in this artist’s illustration), or could be two separate bodies.

Alex Parker/SwRI, JHUAPL, NASA

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