NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Is Running Out of Fuel and May Not Have Much More Time

Kepler may be on its last mission, using fuel to reorient in order to send data to Earth

NASA’s storied Kepler Space Telescope—the craft which has discovered thousands of exoplanets since its launch in 2009—is entering the retirement phase of its lifespan. NASA announced on Friday that Kepler staff had “received an indication that the spacecraft fuel tank is running very low” and “placed the spacecraft in a hibernation-like state in preparation to download the science data collected in its latest observation campaign.”

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