KBO 2102 HE85. New Horizons Image. December 2017

KBO 2102 HE85. New Horizons Image. December 2017

Released on February 8, 2018, this December 2017 false-color image of KBO 2012 HE85 below is, for now, one of the farthest from Earth ever captured by a spacecraft. At the time it was among the closest observations yet made of the mysterious, distant objects known as KBOs. New Horizons’ range to 2012 HE85 was only 32 million miles (51 million kilometers, or 0.34 AU) – closer than the planet Mars ever comes to Earth. Image: NASA

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