NASA’s New Horizons is inquiry to set and explore the Kuiper Belt

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NASA recently announced an inquiry that received funding to reaches of the solar system and continues the exploring process. After capturing and transmitted the most detailed images of Pluto that we’ve ever seen. For this result, NASA’s New Horizons space aims to get a new mission.

Exploring deeper in the Kuiper Belt is set a New Horizons to reach small icy object called 2014 MU69, which was discovered by the Hubble telescope last June 2014. It now officially gives clearance to make the trip, and it should arrive on Jan. 1st, 2019 at 2014 MU69 which follow up for the update announced last year.

The “2014 MU69” is estimated that have a diameter 20 to 30 miles a much smaller than Pluto. Scientists believe that the pieces made up Pluto are similar to Kuiper Belt Objects (KBO) as 2014 MU69 that came to develop together in billions years ago.

Despite a fact that a New Horizon is set to intercept the KBO in early 2019 to prove’s mission has extended to 2021, stated in The Verge.

Source: NASA, Engadget