Johannes Kepler was a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. He is the one who presented his laws of planetary motion to explain how the planets orbit the sun. Below are a couple of pictures of this great man:
The first part of this blog showed Kepler, the man but the rest of this blog will be about the space craft that carries his name. You have all, I am sure, heard about the Hubble Space telescope but how many of you have heard of its predecessor, the Kepler Space Telescope. It was launched on March 7,2009 and its job was to find exoplanets. BTW, it isn't in earth orbit but trails earth. I guess that you could say that it orbits the sun and can be used 24 hours a day.
The above picture is the Kepler space craft and the picture below are of some of the exoplanets that it has discovered.
The more we look the more we find. With such a full universe, there just has to be some form of life out there, somewhere.
My wife and I are still under the weather but are feeling better today.