Kepler is a scientific satellite whose task is to search for extrasolar planets in a size comparable to Earth. At least it was. On Thursday, November 15, NASA sent him the latest commands to end communication with the satellite and send her to a permanent sleep.
Farewell, planet hunter. Last night, @NASAKepler The space telescope has received its final set of commands to disconnect communication with Earth. The "goodnight" commands were sent on the anniversary of the death of the missionary Johannes Kepler: https://t.co/dhUCmKmvqW pic.twitter.com/TKkSk0EQ7C
– NASA Kepler and K2 (@NASAKepler) November 16, 2018