Kepler Spacecraft Mission Leaves a Legacy to Humanity

Spacewatch: Nasa retires planet hunter after it runs out of fuel

After nine years in deep space collecting data that indicate our sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets - more planets even than stars - NASA's Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations. The space agency has finally made a decision to decommission Kepler, which has run out of fuel and closed its telescopic eyes forever, while it is still orbiting safely away from Earth.

Since it was launched in 2009, Kepler has aided astronomers around the world in the hunt for planets outside of the solar system similar to Earth and orbiting other stars.

Planet stalking Kepler space telescope meets its end. "Its opening allowed to see the place of humanity in the Universe in a new light", - said the Deputy head of the Department of scientific missions NASA Thomas Zurbuchen. White cloud width is 19 km away over the mountain Arsiya since mid-September. It worked by looking for the small and temporary dip in the brightness of stars, which are caused by orbiting exoplanets crossing in front of them. This second phase of Kepler's science program was called the K2 mission.

Aside from searching for distant exoplanets, K2 allowed scientists to observe other objects and phenomena within the galaxy, including stellar clusters and supernovas.

Facebook blocks 115 accounts suspected of 'inauthentic behavior'
They include 30 Facebook accounts, mostly in Russian and French, and 85 Instagram accounts, mostly in English. It is merely the latest disinformation campaign to have been flagged by Facebook.

Service Member Slain In Afghanistan Identified As Mayor Of U.S
Taylor was a longtime member of the Utah National Guard , and in January, he was deployed to Afghanistan. This war has once again cost us the best blood of a generation .

Overwatch Hero 29 Is Ashe, Here's What She Does - BlizzCon 2018
When guns won't do the trick, she can resort to chucking sticks of dynamite at enemies, or call on B.O.B. for her ultimate. While Echo might not be ready to be officially revealed in-game, she has been confirmed to be Overwatch's thirtieth hero.

Unlike Cassini, whose kamikaze plunge into Saturn was its final, fiery farewell to the universe, Kepler will get a decommissioning command beamed to it from the NASA team on Earth.

These data will enable new scientific discoveries for years to come as scientists fully examine the data and augment it with additional observations.

The MAST will also host the data that will be collected by NASA's next great space observatory and Kepler's successor, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite or TESS. TESS will follow in the footsteps of NASA's pioneering Kepler Mission, continuing the groundbreaking ...

According to NASA, that means they are located at distances from their stars where liquid water, a vital ingredient for life as we know it, could accumulate on the surface of the planet. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation in Boulder, Colorado, operates the flight system with support from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top No back-to-back games for Leonard, coach says
Nov 07, 2018 - 01:17
Ibaka got them by repeatedly feasting on the Lakers' porous interior defense. "You don't look too much into it". There's games like this in an 82 games season where you just don't have it.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Steve McManaman reveals big PSG and Napoli Champions League worry
Nov 07, 2018 - 01:03
A deflected cross from Liverpool left back Andrew Robertson also bounced onto the crossbar after the break. Liverpool FC head into the game fresh from their 1-1 Premier League draw at Arsenal on Saturday night.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Five men questioned by police over ‘offensive’ Grenfell bonfire video
Nov 06, 2018 - 18:14
A video has emerged on social media showing a group laughing at the victims of the fire tragedy while burning a cardboard model. Other comments include that of a man shouting "jump out the window" and another boasting that he "made the burning people".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Week 11 Vikings-Bears game gets flexed to Sunday night
Nov 06, 2018 - 18:02
Chicago now leads the NFC North at 5-3, a half-game in front of Minnesota, which has a bye this week. The Bears now lead the division with a 5-3 record while the 5-3-1 Vikings head to a BYE week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple posts 20pc revenue boost to $62.9bn for Q4
Nov 06, 2018 - 17:57
While Apple had great expectations for the iPhone XR, it's now ordering more iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models from its partners. This means that Foxconn might only produce some more 100,000 units daily to reflect the new demand outlook.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top OnePlus 6T in Thunder Purple launches in China
Nov 06, 2018 - 17:50
The " Thunder Purple " colour variant of the OnePlus 6T is launching in China following earlier rumours of its release. OnePlus was an exception with the 6T, following the Henry Ford mantra of "any colour, as long as it's black".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Activists Protest Tigress Avni's Killing, Forest Officials on Defensive
Nov 05, 2018 - 02:19
The choice of the shooter and the circumstances of Avni's death have faced criticism from animal rights activists. The Supreme Court, in September, had said Avni could be shot on sight, prompting a flurry of online petitions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lo Duca: My Card for The 2018 Breeders’ Cup
Nov 05, 2018 - 02:12
We believe in searching out facts and society needs to get back to searching out facts and truth", he said. Rosario closed out the Breeders' Cup action with a rousing score aboard the undefeated Game Winner.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top States' early turnout setting records ahead of Election Day
Nov 05, 2018 - 01:47
With a predicted turnout of 30%, that means only 35,000 voters may be heading to the polls on Election Day. Early voting is coming to a close today, but Election Day is just around the corner on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arsenal now closer to Premier League's best - Emery
Nov 05, 2018 - 01:17
But at the beginning of the season, you had the feeling the fans become very uneasy, but the fans immediately pushed us forward. Mane was then behind both ball and player when Firmino lifted it over Leno, rendering him onside for the second phase of play.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US Economy Creates 250000 Jobs in October, Beating Expectations Again
Nov 05, 2018 - 01:16
Americans increased their spending by 4 percent in the July-September quarter, the biggest acceleration in almost four years. But in recent months, it appears they have finally taken the step economists have long recommended: Pay more.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Elon Musk says Apple doesn't really 'blow people's minds' anymore
Nov 05, 2018 - 01:08
Early past year the Palo Alto, Calif., company announced plans to produce up to 5,000 Model 3 sedans a week by the end of 2017. Elon Musk , has revealed the company's plans of expanding its overall market beyond North America, Europe, and China.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Schmeichel in tears as Leicester bid farewell to Vichai
Nov 05, 2018 - 01:03
United started poorly and deservedly trailed through Callum Wilson's early goal before Anthony Martial equalised before the break. Puel's team, now 12th in the Premier League, are without a victory in their last three games. "We were defensively very bad ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple warns on holiday sales, sending value below $1 trillion
Nov 04, 2018 - 19:47
Cook in an interview with Reuters said that Apple is "seeing some macroeconomic weakness in some of the emerging markets". Revenue from Apple's services division, meanwhile, increased by a solid 17% compared to the September quarter of 2017.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Setback for US-China trade deal hopes
Nov 04, 2018 - 19:41
Attorney General Jeff Sessions told reporters that Chinese espionage has been "increasing rapidly", demanding that "cheating must stop".