K2 Collecting Data

I saw this image of K2 again recently - K2 is the plan to keep the Kepler spacecraft looking for exoplanets despite the loss of two reaction wheels - and I wondered how K2 was doing. Last I heard it was still searching for a funding source for the new plan. It turns out that K2 is already collecting data for “Field 0”, a sort of trial run to see how successful stabilization via solar wind can be.

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Fri, May 16, 2014