NASA spots Kuiper Belt targets for Pluto mission

October 16, 2014 9:40 AM

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NASA spots Kuiper Belt targets for Pluto mission

The KBOs Hubble found are each about 10 times larger than typical comets, but only about 1-2 percent of the size of Pluto.

The KBOs were detected through a dedicated Hubble observing programme by a New Horizons search team that was awarded telescope time for this purpose, US space agency said in a statement.

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