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View Full Version : Kepler ‘K2? Finds First Exoplanet, A ‘Super-Earth’, While Surfing Sun’s Pressure Wave



Fraser
2014-Dec-18, 04:20 PM
It’s alive! NASA’s Kepler space telescope had to stop planet-hunting during Earth’s northern-hemisphere summer 2013 when a second of its four pointing devices (reaction wheels) failed. But using a new technique that takes advantage of the solar wind, Kepler has found its first exoplanet since the K2 mission was publicly proposed in November 2013. And […]

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