Planet-hunting Kepler probe now has new mission

NASA is planning to assign a new mission to its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope after a positioning system problem sidelined it last year.

Johannesburg: NASA is planning to assign a new mission to its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope after a positioning system problem sidelined it last year.
Kepler deputy project manager Charlie Sobeck wrote in a status report posted on the Kepler website that the two-wheel operation mode of the Kepler spacecraft has been approved, News24.com reported.
The first observations of the new campaign, called K2, would be beginning on May 30.

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