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From Mars rovers to orbital Tesla, this decade has revolutionized how we see space
By 2029, we could have human footprints on Mars, an established base of the moon, and maybe even know which worlds beyond ours host life. Everything is science fiction at the moment, but when we look at where we have come in the last 10 years, it suddenly seems less visual.
On January 4, 2010, less than a year after its launch into space, the NASA Kepler Space Telescope opened its first batch of planets in our galaxy. Even though no one is habitable for human life, it was an appropriate way to start a decade that would revolutionize our perception of space and our place in it, as well as our plans to visit the vastness beyond this world.
Between 2010 and the end of his life in 2018, Kepler will discover more than 2,700 confirmed worlds beyond our solar system. Other space telescopes such as NASA's Spitzer, Hubble, and TESS and state-of-the-art ground observatories such as ALMA in Chile assisted Kepler. These and many others have made it possible for astronomers to unearth previously invisible exoplanets from the vast blackness of the universe.