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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.

illustration of TESS telescpope

LOOK CLOSER  NASA’s next exoplanet hunting telescope, TESS (shown in this artist’s illustration), will seek out worlds orbiting the nearest and brightest stars.

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