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NASA just caught a glimpse of the mysterious object New Horizons will reach in 2019

There’s still more to explore after Pluto.
4.1 billion miles away from Earth, Kuiper belt object 2014 MU69 whizzed in front of an unnamed star (center). The movement, captured by mobile telescopes in Argentina, will help calibrate the next New Horizons' flyby in 2019.
2014 MU69

4.1 billion miles away from Earth, Kuiper belt object 2014 MU69 whizzed in front of an unnamed star (center). The movement, captured by mobile telescopes in Argentina, will help calibrate the next New Horizons' flyby in 2019.

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In an effort so astronomically full of cooperation and enthusiasm it could have been scripted, last Sunday, some of the streets near Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina went dark.

Streetlights blinked out, and a major highway closed for two hours to prevent the glare of headlights

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