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New Horizons Space Probe Gets Mission Extension

While all eyes are focused on the Juno space probe’s historic encounter with Jupiter, NASA has announced it is extending the mission of the New Horizons spacecraft, which recently provided dazzling photos and information on the dwarf planet Pluto. New Horizons will be heading further into the the Kuiper Belt, a region of the solar system that contains asteroids, comets and other small bodies, to rendezvous with an “ancient object” called 2014 MU69, which the space agency calls “one of the...

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