NASA’s Kepler telescope turned in emergency mode at 75 million miles from Earth


During its activity, more than 1,000 confirmed exoplanets were discovered. Even Last July, announced that Kepler had found the most Earth-like planet ever spotted – a small, rocky planet named Kepler 452b and nicknamed “Earth 2.0” – at 1,400 light years from Earth. Recovering Kepler from the emergency is the team’s No. 1 priority at . Their next part of their mission had been to orient the telescope towards the center of the Milky Way. Kepler , a space observatory used by to discover Earth-size planets orbiting other stars, was launched on March 7, 2009. Kepler’s sole scientific instrument is a photometer that continually monitors the brightness of over 145,000 main sequence stars in a fixed field of view.


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