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Kepler’s Final Image Shows A Galaxy Full Of Possibilities

6 Feb 2019, 15:00 UTC
Kepler’s Final Image Shows A Galaxy Full Of Possibilities NASA/Ames Research Center

NASA’s Kepler space telescope may be retired, but the discoveries continue to rack up for this historic planet-hunting mission. Kepler rang in the new year with several new planet discoveries, including a previously overlooked planet of an unusual size, as well as a super Earth and a Saturn-sized world orbiting a Sun-like star. 

 

In the meantime, the Kepler mission has released its final record of the spacecraft’s full field of view before the depletion of fuel permanently ended its work. NASA retired the spacecraft on Oct. 30, 2018, to a safe orbit. 

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