Earlier today, NASA announced that the Kepler space telescope would finish its mission. It's had quite the run. Kepler lasted nine years in space and discovered more than 2,300 confirmed planets outside of our solar system. That's nearly two-thirds of all the exoplanets ever found. Kepler's incredible mission may be over, but exoplanet science is just beginning.
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Written by Elizabeth Howell October 30, 2018
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