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Kepler Telescope Ends The Hunt For Other Earths

August 15, 2013 | 2:18 pm

Kepler Telescope Ends The Hunt For Other Earths

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It’s a sad day. After four years, the Kepler spacecraft has ended its search for habitable planets beyond our solar system. NASA confirmed today that it will no longer attempt to repair two failing, gyroscope-like wheels that kept Kepler steady, meaning that scientists cannot aim the telescope as precisely as they need to. The Kepler […]

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Asteroid Buzzes, Misses Earth — Not So For Meteor

February 15, 2013 | 11:58 am

Asteroid Buzzes, Misses Earth — Not So For Meteor

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A 150-foot asteroid hurtled through Earth’s backyard Friday, coming within an incredible 17,150 miles and making the closest known flyby for a rock of its size. In a chilling coincidence, a meteor exploded above Russia’s Ural Mountains just hours before the asteroid zoomed past the planet. Scientists the world over, […]

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