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WORKING FOR PEANUTS  NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is racing toward a rock in the Kuiper Belt called MU69. Early reconnaissance suggests that the object might be shaped like a peanut (as seen in this artist’s illustration), or could be two separate bodies.

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HIDDEN DEPTHS  Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (left in this image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft) extends down into the planet’s atmosphere at least 350 kilometers, as far as Juno can see.

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NORTHERN LAKES  Radar images of Titan’s poles show lakes that may form like Earth’s sinkholes. A new topographic map suggests these hydrocarbon lakes may be connected through Titan’s equivalent of groundwater.

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