In Pictures: NASA - Kepler's most excellent space discoveries

NASA’s Kepler space telescope continues to amaze

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Diagram of NASA's Kepler space telescope highlighting key parts of its positioning system. Two of Kepler's four gyroscope-like reaction wheels, which are used to precisely point the spacecraft, failed and NASA reported in August that it would not try to recover the spacecraft.

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