Kepler spacecraft Current Affairs - 2020

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft goes into emergency mode

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has gone into emergency mode (EM) some 75 million miles from Earth. The lowest operational mode EM of the spacecraft was discovered during a scheduled contact for undertaking microlensing observing campaign. Initial indications shows that Kepler had entered EM before mission operations began the manoeuvre to orient the spacecraft to point towards Read More…

Ancient star with five Earth size planets discovered by astronomers

Astronomers have discovered a star that is 11.2 billion years old and has at least five Earth-size planets. It was discovered by team of astronomer’s after analyzing data from NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft for over four years. Key findings This star is named as Kepler-444. It is 25 percent smaller than our Sun and is Read More…