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NASA's New Horizons Is on New Post-Pluto Mission

The spacecraft that gave us the first close-up views of Pluto now has a much smaller object in its sights. NASA's New Horizons is set to fire its thrusters Thursday afternoon, putting it on track to fly past a recently discovered, less than 30-mile-wide object out on the solar system frontier. The close encounter with the object known as 2014 MU69 would occur in 2019. It orbits nearly 1 billion miles beyond Pluto.   Flight controllers already have sent commands for the course...

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