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    Kepler Back Online After Brief Emergency

    They’ve made contact. NASA’s seven-year-old exoplanet-finding spacecraft mysteriously went into “emergency mode” over the weekend, raising fears the telescope was done for. But the space agency reports that it has returned to a stable state and is again communicating with Earth. The $600 million craft will be closely monitored as mission scientists investigate what caused the glitch, but they expect Kepler will soon get back to studying the galaxy on the next phase of its mission: seeking out orphan planets that have been separated from their parent stars.

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