Nikki Chan

Kepler

Kepler 

 

Kepler is a spacecraft telescope that was launched by NASA in 2009. It's mission? To search the stars beyond our solar system, and discover planets that could sustain life.

Update: On October 30, 2018, Kepler retired and its mission ended due to the spacecraft running out of fuel. Kepler observed 530,506 stars and discovered 2,662 exoplanets over its lifetime.

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...the ways by which men arrive at knowledge
of the celestial things are hardly less wonderful
than the nature of these things themselves.
— Johannes Kepler
 
 

Logo Anatomy

The logo updates live whenever the spacecraft discovers a new exoplanet.

Kepler’s Lens
The texture transforms depending on the planet type.

The Planet
This changes in size depending on the planet's size in relative scale to Earth.