Tag: NASA

The Death of the Kepler Satellite

The Kepler satellite was shut down last week, having operated for 5 years longer than its mission brief. During its lifetime it detected more than 2,500 exoplanets with another 3000 candidates awaiting confirmation, and it will have a profound legacy.

What’s Up in Space?

The future of space travel is at risk from millions of pieces of space junk that can rip apart any satellite or space station in Earth’s orbit.