The color and binarity of (486958) 2014 MU69 and other long-range New Horizons Kuiper Belt targets

@article{Benecchi2019TheCA,
  title={The color and binarity of (486958) 2014 MU69 and other long-range New Horizons Kuiper Belt targets},
  author={S. Benecchi and D. Borncamp and A. Parker and M. Buie and K. Noll and R. Binzel and S. Stern and A. Verbiscer and J. Kavelaars and A. Zangari and J. Spencer and H. Weaver},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2019},
  volume={334},
  pages={22-29}
}
Abstract The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) measured the colors of eight Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) that will be observed by the New Horizons spacecraft including its 2019 close fly-by target the Cold Classical KBO (486958) 2014 MU69. We find that the photometric colors of all eight objects are red, typical of the Cold Classical dynamical population within which most reside. Because 2014 MU69 has a similar color to that of other KBOs in the Cold Classical region of the Kuiper Belt, it may be… Expand
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