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A Second Life For Exoplanet Hunter Kepler

A Second Life For Exoplanet Hunter Kepler

The Kepler space telescope, famed for its exoplanet discoveries, gets a new mission after equipment troubles put it out of commission last year. After five years’ work, and a disappointing mechanical failure, NASA’s exoplanet-hunting Kepler telescope is moving into the second phase of its career. Since its launch in 2009, Kepler has helped scientists discover thousands of alien worlds, including ... Read More »