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Bound For Pluto, Carrying Memories of Triton

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Triton, Neptune moon

Neptune's moon Triton was the last stop on Voyager 2's tour of the outer planets. It is one of the coldest objects in the solar system and a big brother of Pluto, which NASA will visit next year.

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On Aug. 25, 1989, the Voyager 2 spacecraft slipped over the north pole of Neptune, then the most distant planet in the solar system, swerved south at Neptune’s big moon Triton and left the known worlds forever.

From The New York Times
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