View Full Version : No Earth-Sized Planet Hunting for Kepler Until 2011

2009-Nov-02, 04:30 PM
A glitch in the Kepler spacecraft's electronics means the space telescope will not have the ability to spot an Earth-sized planet until 2011, according to principal investigator William Borucki. Noisy amplifiers are creating noise that compromises Kepler's view, and the team will have to generate and upload a software fix for the spacecraft. [...]

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2009-Nov-02, 04:42 PM
Most unfortunate.