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  • Arrokoth’s flattened shape could shed light on planetesimal formation process

    Laurel KornfeldNovember 15th, 2020

    The flattened shape of the two lobes that make up Arrokoth, the Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) visited by the New Horizons spacecraft in January 2019, may hold clues to the formation process of planetesimals and even planets.

  • New Horizons’ second target is formally named Arrokoth

    Laurel KornfeldNovember 15th, 2019

    The double-lobed Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) located one billion miles beyond Pluto and visited by the New Horizons spacecraft on January 1, 2019, has been officially named Arrokoth, which means sky in the Native American Powhatan/Algonquian language.