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Kepler Scientist: “A Beautiful Instrument Has Died”

KQED Science | May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kepler Scientist: “A Beautiful Instrument Has Died”

One of NASA’s most popular and successful missions has hit a disabling technical snag. The Kepler space telescope was launched on a search to disprove the notion that Earth is unique in the universe. Over four years, it found more than 100 planets orbiting distant stars.

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