The first planet hunter is now retired. Credit: NASA
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Kepler Space Telescope was the NASA’s first planet-hunting mission. After nine years of collecting data in deep space, the telescope has run out of fuel and NASA decided to retire it.

The Kepler mission provided humanity with invaluable information showing us that space is filled with billions of hidden planets, more planets that the number of stars we know. It discovered 2,600 planets outside our solar system.

The spacecraft will be left on its current orbit, far away from Earth, which NASA estimates to be safe.

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Scientific publication: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology