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Newer Horizons: Scientist Pitch Pluto Probe as a Unique Deep-Space Telescope

New Horizons, 2014 MU69

An artist's depiction of New Horizons' planned late-2019 encounter with 2014 MU69, a small object well beyond the orbit of Pluto.

Credit: NASA

A maverick group of astronomers is proposing to radically reshape one of NASA's most successful missions in the modern era, the New Horizons probe that flew by Pluto in 2015 and is now continuing its voyage into the depths of the outer solar system.

From Scientific American
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