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Repurposing Kepler to Find Unusual Planets
September 10, 2013 | National Geographic

The Kepler spacecraft found over 100 exoplanets and thousands of exoplanet candidates in four years of operation. After it began to malfunction researchers may be able to repurpose it to find exoplanets new planets by detecting warped starlight.


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