This video says about itself:
9 January 2017
NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Halfway from Pluto to Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69
Apr 4, 2017 by Enrico de Lazaro
New Horizons is currently 486.19 million miles (782.45 million km) from 2014 MU69 and approximately 3.5 billion miles (5.7 billion km) from Earth.
“That flyby will set the record for the most distant world ever explored in the history of civilization.”
Also known as 1110113Y, it orbits the Sun once every 293 years.
It is estimated to have a diameter of 30 miles (48 km) — that’s more than 10 times larger and 1,000 times more massive than typical comets, but only about 0.5 to 1% of the size (and about 1/10,000th the mass) of Pluto.
The surface of this KBO is just as red as, if not redder than, Pluto’s surface.
New Horizons’ planned rendezvous with 2014 MU69 is January 1, 2019.
“The January 2019 MU69 flyby is the next big event for us, but New Horizons is truly a mission to more broadly explore the Kuiper Belt,” said New Horizons project scientist Dr. Hal Weaver, from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.
“In addition to 2014 MU69, we plan to study more than two-dozen other KBOs in the distance and measure the charged particle and dust environment all the way across the Kuiper Belt.”
Why it’s good news that Pluto doesn’t have rings. New Horizons’ next destination might be ring-free, too, promising a safe passage for the spacecraft. By Lisa Grossman, 11:30am, October 4, 2017.
New Horizons’ next target might have a moon. The Kuiper Belt object MU69 may have a smaller companion: here.