17 May 2019
Vol 364, Issue 6441

About The Cover

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COVER The Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, as observed by the New Horizons spacecraft during a high-speed flyby on 1 January 2019. MU69 is found to be a two-lobed contact binary—formerly separate objects that have gently merged together. This enhanced-color image shows the uniform red color of both lobes, with brighter material at the contact point. See page eaaw9771.
Image: NASA/Roman Tkachenko