Solar System

Does New Horizons’ Target Have a Moon? (Update: Nope)

New analysis from the New Horizons team suggest that the spacecraft's next target in the Kuiper Belt might have a third companion.

2014 MU69 binary artwork

Solar System

New Horizons' 2019 Target: A Binary Body?

A challenging and intensive campaign by telescope-toting teams yields big-time results on the body that the New Horizons spacecraft will fly past in 17 months.

Observing an occultation by 2014 MU69

Solar System

Observers Track New Horizons' Next Target

On June 3rd, two dozen teams of observers in South America and South Africa tried to learn something about distant 2014 MU69, which New Horizons will visit in early 2019.