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Questions tagged [2014-mu69]

(486958) 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, a trans-Neptunian object (TNO) in the Kuiper belt, the target of the New Horizons spacecraft after its flyby of Pluto

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Having deep space probes use AI to decide where to point their cameras?

With New Horizons on final approach to Ultima Thule (2014 MU69) it has been stated that some or all of the images returned may end up being blank due to the camera being pointed incorrectly because of ...
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How likely is it that a ternary cometary object forms from a binary one?

Binary comets, like 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko and MU69 Ultima Thule and at least a couple of others, have been observed. How likely would it be for a binary comet to again join with another object to ...