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The Kepler Space Telescope Mission is Ending But Its Legacy Will Keep Growing.

1 Nov 2018, 15:22 UTC
The Kepler Space Telescope Mission is Ending But Its Legacy Will Keep Growing. NASA

The Kepler Space Telescope is dead.  Long live the Kepler.

NASA officials announced on Tuesday that the pioneering exoplanet survey telescope — which had led to the identification of almost 2,700 exoplanets — had finally reached its end, having essentially run out of fuel.  This is after nine years of observing, after a malfunctioning steering system required a complex fix and change of plants, and after the hydrazine fuel levels reached empty.

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