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SHOWING THEIR YEARS  Flat spiral galaxies like NGC 1055 (left) have more ordered and younger stars than blobby, spherical galaxies like IC 2006 (right), a new survey shows. 

Charon

MOONSTRUCK  Details of Charon, the largest of Pluto’s five moons, were finally seen clearly in 2015 when the New Horizons mission passed within 13,000 kilometers of Pluto’s surface.

TESS satellite

READY TO FLY  NASA’s exoplanet hunting TESS satellite, shown in this artist’s illustration, is ready for  launch.

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