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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Nov '13 14:27 / 1 edit
    http://phys.org/news/2013-11-nasa-revived-kepler-space-telescope.html#ajTabs

    Frigging awesome job!

    I'm wondering if this technique can be used for any astronomy craft? Saving the need for reaction wheels.
  2. 29 Nov '13 18:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2013-11-nasa-revived-kepler-space-telescope.html#ajTabs

    Frigging awesome job!

    I'm wondering if this technique can be used for any astronomy craft? Saving the need for reaction wheels.
    This is a fine example of a problem (in this case, the effects of the pressure exerted by photons ) being turned into the solution!
  3. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    05 Dec '13 06:00 / 1 edit
    Kepler has found almost 500 new planets so far :-)