The Kuiper Belt object known as Arrokoth

Bit by bit, NASA’s New Horizons probe is bringing into sharper focus the most distant space object ever explored by a spacecraft. Known as Arrokoth, this ancient, icy body sits far beyond Pluto in a ring of frigid objects that form the Kuiper Belt. Scientists have now got their hands on the latest observations of this faraway world, which significantly advances our understanding of how planetary bodies were formed.

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