"Not only did it show us how many planets could be out there, it sparked an entirely new and robust field of research that has taken the science community by storm", remarked the Associate Administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington, Thomas Zurbuchen. The telescope enabled scientists to discover thousands of exoplanets and created a strong foundation for future explorations of foreign worlds.
Kepler made incredible discoveries, revealing that there are more planets than stars in our galaxy.
A successor to Kepler launched in April, NASA's Tess spacecraft, has its sights on stars closer to home. During its time, it discovered 2,600 planets. The engineers from ground control have sent a command to the spacecraft to turn its transmitters off as it drifts silently into deep space. New research into stars with Kepler dataalso is furthering other areas of astronomy, such as the history of our Milky Way galaxy and the beginning stages of exploding stars called supernovae that are used to study how fast the universe is expanding.
Calling Kepler's mission "stunningly successful", TESS project scientist Padi Boyd told AP that the retired telescope has shown us that "we live in a galaxy that's teeming with planets". "It was like trying to detect a flea crossing a vehicle headlight when the auto was 100 miles away", William Borucki, the former principal investigator of Kepler, said in a press conference. It found inferno-like gas giants, rocky planets, planets orbiting binary stars, Earth-size planets, planets in the habitable zone capable of supporting liquid water on the surface, planets twice the size of Earth, the strangely flickering Tabby's Star, new details about the TRAPPIST-1 planetsand, in December, an eight-planet system. They dubbed this new mission K2, which found another 354 planets, with 473 additional candidates awaiting confirmation today. Several other exoplanet-hunting missions are expected to start in the future, including one using the James Webb Space Telescope, which will succeed both the Kepler and the Hubble Space Telescope. JWST will take pictures in infrared light, which is invisible to human eyes yet flawless for studying planets through the clouds of gas and dust in space that typically obscure distant worlds.
The Met Police has confirmed that two people were injured during the attack and one person has been arrested . Two people have suffered stab injuries - their conditions are not life-threatening or life-changing.
The target of the alleged attack was an opposition activist campaigning for greater independence for the Arab minority in Iran. The three countries were accused of harboring "members of the mercenary terrorist group", who conducted the attack.
Young wrote OH in 1970 about four protesters who were shot protesting against the Vietnam war at Ohio's Kent State university. Earlier this year, reports emerged suggesting that Neil Young had married his partner Daryl Hannah in a private ceremony.
The British comedian had some amusing moments with the 76-year-old singing legend as she admitted that she's not the best driver. And her reaction to the lyrics was just as priceless! In fact, she didn't perform for 27 years because of that reason.
Scott, the Oscar-nominated director of classics such as Alien , Blade Runner and Thelma & Louise, would be in line to direct. Maximus saved the boy and his mother while avenging his own family, and left a strong impression on the young Lucius.
They look a decent bet to retain the trophy, but will surely face more fired-up opposition in the next round. Danilo then went close, clattering a shot against the right-hand post from a tight angle in the box.
Manager Puel has had the hard task of dealing with players stunned by a tragedy that rocked the football world. Personally it was a privilege to work for him. "We will continue the Leicester City he built".
Separately, AT&T gained a net 69,000 phone subscribers, compared with analysts' estimates of a net drop of 22,000 subscribers. Post-paid ARPU of T-Mobile was $46.17 in Q3 2018, down 0.8 percent from Q2 2018 and 1.6 percent from Q3 2017.
Trump said during an interview with Fox News late on Monday that he thought there could be an agreement with China on trade. Treasury notes US10YT=RR last fell 7/32 in price to yield 3.1132 percent, from 3.087 percent late on Monday.
Local doctor stresses importance of flu shot
Relenza is approved for patients 5 years old and older, but might not be appropriate for patients with lung disease like asthma . People say it'll cut down symptoms by about a day or two, but, of course, if you have influenza , another day of grace is great.
West Ham also show interest in Wanyama
It is their longest drought since the Second World War. 'We all want to achieve something great. Everyone has got a lot of respect for him. "I don't think it is good for football", he added.
Clouds and rain return for Halloween
Rain chances will be around throughout the day on Wednesday, including a slight chance for severe storms packing wind and hail. The day opens with the risk of icy showers and throws in some atmospheric fog patches by afternoon for trick-or-treaters.
Dejan Lovren digs out Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos
Had fate been kinder to Lovren, he could have been starting this season as both a Champions League and World Cup victor . Joe Gomez has flourished in his absence while Trent Alexander-Arnold has also impressed at right-back.
Daniel Cormier says he wants to slap Brock Lesnar at UFC 230
That likely means he has one last fight left after Saturday, and he's made it clear he would prefer that to come against Lesnar. One way or another, Cormier has insisted again and again that he plans on retiring next year when he turns 40.