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New Horizons Kuiper Belt Flyby Object Officially Named 'Arrokoth'

12 Nov 2019, 18:00 UTC
New Horizons Kuiper Belt Flyby Object Officially Named 'Arrokoth' NASA/Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute, National Optical Astronomy Observatory

In a fitting tribute to the farthest flyby ever conducted by spacecraft, the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 has been officially named Arrokoth, a Native American term meaning "sky" in the Powhatan/Algonquian language.

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