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NASA chose Senegal to observe a frozen world beyond Pluto

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December 10, 2018

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NASA chose Senegal to observe a frozen world beyond Pluto

On a night in August, an object called 2014 MU69 passed in front of a star and blocked its light. This phenomenon, called a stellar occultation, lasted just a second and was visible only in certain regions in Africa. this frozen planet is the most distant the world has ever explored!

The observations organized by NASA in collaboration with Senegal will help with precious data for the preparation of the New horizon spacecraft’s flyby of MU69, will take place in January 2019. It will help to confirm its speed.

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