There have been a few posts on TMSB regarding the Kepler satellite and reaction wheel issues affecting it. But all that planet-hunting, the primary mission of the Kepler team, has paid off in the amount of information learned from their, and other satellites’, endeavors. You’ll learn a thing or two if you take a read of this post: On the Road to One Thousand Exoplanets. According to the author, there are now nearly one thousand identified planets we know about. And there are different kinds–no surprise there, I guess. Read and learn.
- Kepler Finds First Signs of Other Earths (spacedaily.com)
- Kepler Can Still Hunt For Earth-Sized Exoplanets, Researchers Suggest (universetoday.com)
- Distant planet’s clouds are mapped (bbc.co.uk)
- Kepler Space Telescope’s Broken Wheel Could Aid Stellar Physics (scientificamerican.com)
- Kepler: looking at the bright side of life (in space) (themadspaceball.wordpress.com)
- Whoa. How many planets? is an interactive feature from New… (itsokaytobesmart.com)