The Hubble Space Telescope has begun preliminary observations with the aim of finding a Kuiper Belt object that NASA’s New Horizons mission can visit after its July 2015 flyby of Pluto. In an initial “pilot observation,” Hubble is scanning an area of sky around the constellation Sagittarius to try to identify suitable Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs). Those observations began at 2:35 a.m. June 16, and will continue off and on until June 26 with a final set of observations at ...

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