Celebrate the achievements of the Kepler Space Telescope, including two missions to survey hundreds of thousands of stars in our region of the Milky Way in search of Earth-sized exoplanets, the original from 2009 to 2012 and K2 from 2014 to 2018. Observations made with this space telescope have been used to discover nearly 3,000 exoplanets (and counting!).
Model is ready to be assembled from one sheet of laser-cut steel, assembled size 1.5 inches across and 2.5 inches high. Recommended tools are wire cutters and tweezers or needle-nosed pliers. Moderate difficulty, recommended for ages 14+. Made in China. Background image credit: NASA/Wendy Stenzel