What is Arrokoth

Arrokoth is one of thousands of ‘icy worlds” in the Kuiper Belt, or the outer zone of the solar system that lies beyond Neptune.

It is the farthest object in space that has been explored by a human space-craft.

It was discovered in 2014 using the Hubble Space Telescope.

Arrokoth is a double-lobed object and resembles a snowman.

It is believed it may have ancient ‘gaseous ice’ stored deep within it from when the object first formed billions of years ago.