A Telescope Fails, but the Hunt for Exoplanets Continues

Aug 23, 2013
Originally published on August 23, 2013 4:26 pm

The ailing Kepler planet-hunting telescope cannot be fixed, the victim of failed reaction wheels required to aim the instrument. However, researchers still have reams of data to sift through. William Borucki of NASA and Joshua Winn of MIT discuss the search for distant planets.