2017-08-08. Chasing Shadows for a Glimpse of a Tiny World Beyond Pluto.

posted Aug 10, 2017, 1:26 PM by Alan Gould
By Kenneth Chang, The New York Times. For GSS A Changing Cosmos chapter 7. Excerpt: This summer, scientists crisscrossed two oceans, braved wind and cold and deployed two dozen telescopes — all for five blinks of starlight that lasted a second or less. For the team working with NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which made a spectacular flyby of Pluto two years ago, those smidgens of data provide intriguing hints about the spacecraft’s next destination, a distant frozen world that is believed to be a pristine, undisturbed fragment from the earliest days of the solar system. New Horizons will fly past it on Jan. 1, 2019.... https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/science/new-horizons-nasa-pluto-mu69-occultations.html