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K2 Mission Extended

Space News, June 13, 2016: “K2 represents an ideal example of why NASA continues to operate missions after their prime phase has been completed,” the panel concluded.  Spitzer, the panel argued, could make later observations of JWST more effective. “Making the JWST mission more efficient leverages the billions invested in JWST, and will allow JWST to achieve its maximum scientific potential,” the panel said in the report.. Read Jeff Foust's full story.