The Kepler Space Telescope has authoritatively rested for good. On November fifteenth, the passing commemoration of its namesake German space expert Johannes Kepler, its ground group sent it a progression of “goodnight” directions. They were intended to debilitate the telescope’s well-being modes that could switch it back on and to close down its transmitters to totally cut off interchanges. Since the observatory is turning, the group needed to time their shafts – an undertaking they effectively proficient, in light of the fact that as per Kepler’s Twitter account, it undoubtedly got the last arrangement of directions.


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Kepler made a beeline for space in 2009 to discover Earth-measure planets in tenable zones. It found more than 2,000 exoplanets amid its run – with thousands all the more as yet sitting tight for affirmation – until the point that it came up short on fuel. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will assume control over its planet-chasing assignments going ahead. TESS left Earth not long ago and caught its first light picture in September.

Source: NASA and Engadget