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Kepler Shifts Its View Toward Targets in the Constellation Virgo

9 Mar 2018, 18:46 UTC
Kepler Shifts Its View Toward Targets in the Constellation Virgo NASA/Ames Research Center/Ann Marie Cody

The seventeenth observing campaign of the Kepler spacecraft’s K2 extended mission is now underway. The cartoon illustrates some of the objects of interest that Kepler is observing for 68 days, from Mar. 1 to May 8, 2018. The campaign has prospects for discoveries among more 30,000 objects in the direction of the constellation Virgo.

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