Kepler is a scientific satellite whose job is to look for extra-solar planets in a size comparable to that of Earth. At least it was. On Thursday, November 15, NASA sent him the latest commands to end the communication with the satellite and send it to a permanent sleep.
Goodbye, planet hunter. Last night, the @NASAKepler The space telescope received its final set of commands to disconnect communications with Earth. The "good evening" commands were sent on the anniversary of the death of the missionary's name, Johannes Kepler: https://t.co/dhUCmKmvqW pic.twitter.com/TKkSk0EQ7C
– NASA Kepler and K2 (@NASAKepler) November 16, 2018