Nasa’s Planet-Hunting Kepler Probe Goes Into Emergency Mode

In a bad news for astronomers searching for extraterrestrial life in deep space, Nasa’s planet-hunting spacecraft Kepler has gone into an emergency mode 75 million miles from the Earth. The last regular contact with Kepler probe was on April 4. As Nasa engineers tried to manoeuvre the spacecraft to the centre of the Milky Way […]

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Nasa Recovers Planet-Hunting Kepler Probe From Emergency Mode

In a good news for astronomers, Nasa engineers have successfully recovered the planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft from emergency mode (EM). The spacecraft is now in a stable state with the communication antenna pointed toward Earth, enabling telemetry and historical event data to be downloaded to the ground. The spacecraft is operating in its lowest fuel-burn mode, […]

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