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NASA’s trailblazing Kepler telescope ends planet hunt


NASA’s trailblazing Kepler telescope ends planet hunt NASA’s Kepler telescope has run out of fuel and ended science operations, closing out a pioneering decade-long mission that showed planets are commonplace across our galaxy, NASA officials said Tuesday. The observatory’s supply of hydrazine has run low for months, but controllers noticed a dramatic drop in fuel pressure earlier this month, indicating Kepler no longer has enough propellant to maintain the precise pointing required to search for planets around other stars, or exoplanets.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Oct 31)

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