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Pluto-Bound Craft Hunts For Hazardous Moons


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New Horizons probe to Pluto

The New Horizons probe (artists impression) will be the first to visit Pluto and its moon Charon close up.

Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/Steve Gribben

On 11 May, a telescope aboard a NASA craft will turn and stare at Pluto—like a space-robot equivalent of a sailor watching for shoals that could take out his vessel.

From Nature
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