Tag: Collecting Science Data

NASA bids goodbye to planet-hunting Kepler space telescope

Washington: NASA has decided to retire its Kepler space telescope that discovered more than 2,600 planets and ran out of fuel needed for further science operations. Working in deep space for nine years, Kepler discovered planets from outside the solar system, many of which could be promising places for life. The spacecraft will be retired […]

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Planet hunting Kepler telescope wakes up again: NASA

Washington: NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has woken up from yet another slumber and begun collecting science data again, the US space agency has said. It began collecting science data on August 29 for its 19th observation campaign. “After being roused from sleep mode, the spacecraft’s configuration has been modified due to unusual behaviour exhibited […]