NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes Planet-Hunting Torch
This illustration depicts NASA's exoplanet hunter, the Kepler space telescope. The agency announced on Oct. 30, 2018, that Kepler has run out of fuel and is being retired within its current and safe orbit, away from Earth. Kepler leaves a legacy of more than 2,600 exoplanet discoveries.
Credits: NASA/Wendy Stenzel
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