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Kepler Telescope Discovers Another Exoplanet

After a failure that almost spelled its death, NASA’s space telescope Kepler is back in business and has already discovered another exoplanet. Kepler was launched with great fanfare in 2009 on a mission to explore our region of the Milky Way galaxy. Focused on one small area of sky, it detected hundreds of distant planets. But one of its critical components, the four-wheel system for stabilizing it in order to get clear pictures of very distant objects, failed last year, resulting in...

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