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12:05 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

A Telescope Fails, but the Hunt for Exoplanets Continues

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 4:26 pm

The ailing Kepler planet-hunting telescope cannot be fixed, the victim of failed reaction wheels required to aim the instrument. However, researchers still have reams of data to sift through. William Borucki of NASA and Joshua Winn of MIT discuss the search for distant planets.