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08-11-2013, 06:08 PM
News from the Kepler Space Observatory



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08-11-2013, 06:45 PM
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I feel so insignificant......

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08-11-2013, 07:14 PM
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(08-11-2013 06:45 PM)Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver Wrote:  I feel so insignificant......

Why? Think of all the new BEST FRIENDS out there! HeartHeartHeart
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08-11-2013, 09:00 PM
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08-11-2013, 09:24 PM
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(08-11-2013 07:14 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  
(08-11-2013 06:45 PM)Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver Wrote:  I feel so insignificant......

Why? Think of all the new BEST FRIENDS out there! HeartHeartHeart

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10-11-2013, 02:51 AM
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(08-11-2013 06:08 PM)Vosur Wrote:  


To really find earth like planets, you have to look for double planet systems like our earth moon. In principle I would think that a Kepler type telescope would be able to find such double planet systems because the amount of dimming of the star would change as the planet transits. I don't think Kepler....which is no longer operationally capable of completing its primary mission....was operative long enough to collect enough data to find double planets.

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12-11-2013, 01:11 PM
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(10-11-2013 02:51 AM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  
(08-11-2013 06:08 PM)Vosur Wrote:  


To really find earth like planets, you have to look for double planet systems like our earth moon. In principle I would think that a Kepler type telescope would be able to find such double planet systems because the amount of dimming of the star would change as the planet transits. I don't think Kepler....which is no longer operationally capable of completing its primary mission....was operative long enough to collect enough data to find double planets.

Whoa, what happened to the Kepler observatory? I missed this.

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12-11-2013, 03:23 PM
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(12-11-2013 01:11 PM)Skeptic Gamer Wrote:  
(10-11-2013 02:51 AM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  To really find earth like planets, you have to look for double planet systems like our earth moon. In principle I would think that a Kepler type telescope would be able to find such double planet systems because the amount of dimming of the star would change as the planet transits. I don't think Kepler....which is no longer operationally capable of completing its primary mission....was operative long enough to collect enough data to find double planets.

Whoa, what happened to the Kepler observatory? I missed this.

It's down to two gyros - not enough to aim it precisely enough.

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14-11-2013, 09:09 AM
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(12-11-2013 03:23 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(12-11-2013 01:11 PM)Skeptic Gamer Wrote:  Whoa, what happened to the Kepler observatory? I missed this.

It's down to two gyros - not enough to aim it precisely enough.

Goddammit.

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16-11-2013, 02:11 AM
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(14-11-2013 09:09 AM)Skeptic Gamer Wrote:  
(12-11-2013 03:23 PM)Chas Wrote:  It's down to two gyros - not enough to aim it precisely enough.

Goddammit.

The mission lasted as long as it was designed too so the fact that critical components have now failed is not entirely unexpected. With Kepler, in terms of longevity of the mission, we got exactly what we were sold. No need to be angry or disappointed. Like every mission, there is a limit to the scope and this one didn't fall short of it.....it just didn't exceed it.

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