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Kepler retires

Kepler retires

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NASA / Wendy Stenzel / Daniel Rutter

Kepler retires
This illustration depicts NASA's exoplanet hunter, the Kepler space telescope. The agency announced on Oct. 30, 2018, that Kepler has run out of fuel and is being retired within its current and safe orbit, away from Earth. Kepler leaves a legacy of more than 2,600 exoplanet discoveries.

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