Data obtained by SOFIA in July 2017 when Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 passed in front of a distant star suggests that a moon may orbit the New Horizons spacecraft's next fly-by target. New Horizons will encounter 2014 MU69 on New Year's Day 2019.
Hina Kazmi, NASA
SOFIA Program Manager
Margaret Meixner, USRA
Science Mission Operations Director