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On 30 October 2018 Kepler, NASA’s planet-hunting space telescope, sent its last signal. It had been on the ropes for years due to failing reaction wheels, but engineers had managed to keep it operational. Then, last year, it finally ran out of fuel.
Its mission had originally been planned for a duration 3.5 years. The telescope ultimately lasted 9 years, 7 months and 23 days, revolutionising our understanding of exoplanets. And it was taking observations right up until the end.
The space telescope’s final image – its ‘last light’ – was taken on 25 September 2018
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