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SOFIA to Make Advance Observations of Next New Horizons Flyby Object

9 Jul 2017, 19:30 UTC
SOFIA to Make Advance Observations of Next New Horizons Flyby Object Heather Roper/LPL

On July 10, researchers using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, will attempt to study the environment around a distant Kuiper Belt Object, 2014 MU69, which is the next flyby target for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.

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