Science

Kepler Space Telescope is dying

Kepler Space Telescope, which has discovered thousands of exoplanets in its nine years, has survived and has survived various technical problems.

And because there are no gas stations for refueling this will necessarily mean the end of the harsh telescope, which is expected to happen in a few months, with no exact date specified, NASA’s Ames Research Center announced.

In 2013, Kepler suffered a severe blow when technical damage made it impossible to keep his “look” in his field of view.

NASA engineers, however, gave him a second life (known as the K2 mission), as they used the pressure of solar radiation to maintain its course, such as a kayak moving with the stream of the stream. This has resulted in the telescope changing its field of vision in the sky every three months.

NASA scientists said they would make the most of Kepler‘s time to gather new data.

Meanwhile, the next US “hunter” of exoplanets, the Transition Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida on April 16th. The new telescope will focus around the brightest stars that are up to 300 light years from Earth and hope to continue the discoveries of Kepler‘s exoplanets.