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NASA’s New Horizons team selects potential Kuiper Belt flyby target

NASA has selected the potential next destination for the New Horizons mission to visit after its historic 14 July flyby of the Pluto system. The destination is a 30-mile-wide Kuiper Belt object (KBO) known as 2014 MU69 that orbits nearly a billion miles beyond Pluto. New Horizons expects to reach the object, nicknamed "PT1" ("Potential Target 1"), on 1 January 2019.

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