After Rosetta’s amazing close-ups of a speeding comet, Kepler gives us the long view

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Just days before the European Space Agency’s Rosetta orbiter face-planted onto a comet, NASA’s Kepler space telescope was busy taking the long view.

At the same time that Rosetta was capturing its final breathtaking images of the surface of a comet, the Kepler spacecraft put its planet-hunting…