(486958) 2014 MU69

(486958) 2014 MU69

Astronomical discovery

  • Orbital period
    297 years
  • Discovered
    June 26, 2014
  • Orbits
    Sun
  • Discoverer
    Marc William Buie
  • Equatorial surface gravity
    ~ 0. 000101971621 g; ~ 0. 001 m/s2
  • Did you know
    NASA's Hubble Space Telescope pinpointed MU69 on June 26, 2014.
Profiles
  • About

    (486958) 2014 MU₆₉, nicknamed Ultima Thule, is a trans-Neptunian object located in the Kuiper belt. It is a contact binary 35 km long, composed of two planetesimals 22 km and 14 km across, nicknamed "Ultima" and "Thule", respectively, that are joined along their major axes.

  • Photos
    (486958) 2014 MU69 - Astronomical discovery
    (486958) 2014 MU69 - Astronomical discovery
    (486958) 2014 MU69 - Astronomical discovery
    (486958) 2014 MU69 - Astronomical discovery
    (486958) 2014 MU69 - Astronomical discovery
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