William Borucki

Aug. 23, 2013

A Telescope Fails, but the Hunt for Exoplanets Continues

Although the Kepler planet-hunting telescope is no longer operating, discoveries remain to be made in its data.

exoplanets, extrasolar planets, alien planets, distant planets, kepler space telescope, nasa, earthlike planets, goldilocks zone, William Borucki, NASA, Joshua Winn, MIT

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