Friday, November 16, 2018

NASA shuts down Kepler, ending nine years of planet-hunting

NASA's Kepler space telescope discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system, and revealed that our ...

After nine years, NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler mission came to a final end Thursday as the space agency sent the radio commands ordering the onboard computer to shut down the unmanned space telescope's systems. The "goodnight" commands were sent via the Deep Space Network from Kepler's operations center at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and severed all communications with Earth.

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