NASA Hubble Space Telescope Spots New Kuper Belt Objects for Pluto Mission

October 16, 2014 12:57 PM

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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has targeted some new objects for the New Horizons spacecraft to investigate after it flies by Pluto in July 2015. NASA scientists have taken a closer look at three Kuiper Belt objects to see whether they'll make good targets for the Pluto mission.

"This has been a very challenging search, and it's great that in the end Hubble could accomplish a detection-one NASA mission helping another," said Alan Stern, principal investigator of the New Horizons mission, in a news release.

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