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Planet hunter Kepler begins extended mission

Charles Black, Founder and CEO of Sen
17 November 2012, 12:11

Sen— NASA's Kepler telescope, which is searching the galaxy for Earth-like planets, has completed its primary mission and is now beginning its extended mission through to 2016. The space telescope uses the transit method of planet hunting, monitoring over 150,000 stars to search for dips in light that could be caused by a planet crossing in front of its star.