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the wording's a bit ambiguous. Those KBOs were discovered from Earth: the Subaru telescope is doing a survey of possible targets for another New Horizons flyby. NH is doing followup observations.

I did not know that the Subaru telescope was doing a survey for New Horizons to aid a possible future flyby, thanks Hobbes.
 

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View: https://twitter.com/alanstern/status/1343321074684071937


#PI_Daily Did you know? @NewHorizons2015 is moving faster than both Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 and will overtake them in about 2217 (at ~640 AU) and 2118 (at ~340 AU), respectively! (1 AU=The distance from the Earth to the Sun, 93 million miles) #NASA #Science #Space

Interesting, so in 2217 NewHorizons will become the new most distant man made object launched from Earth. :cool:
 

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no. Voyager 1 and 2 are faster than New Horizons, Voyager 1 will remain the most distant man made object launched from Earth. There are some 'interstellar probe' studies which could result in a spacecraft that's much faster than the Voyagers (IIRC 2-4 times the speed was the goal).
 

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no. Voyager 1 and 2 are faster than New Horizons, Voyager 1 will remain the most distant man made object launched from Earth. There are some 'interstellar probe' studies which could result in a spacecraft that's much faster than the Voyagers (IIRC 2-4 times the speed was the goal).

Oops, forgot about Voyager's 1 & 2 being faster, of course Voyager 1 had that massive kick out of the Solar System when it tried to get pictures of Titan. :oops:
 

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