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Kepler takes a nap

6 Jul 2018, 21:43 UTC
Kepler takes a nap
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Today we got an email saying that NASA's amazing Kepler telescope, which I have used as the backbone of my research since at least 2013, was put into a "nap mode". The concern is a dropping fuel level, which you can read about here. This is likely the beginning of the end for the observational portion of the mission - though the science impact will continue to grow for the next decade!Here's a short video with some thoughts on this mission and how it has changed my life!

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