Recently, NASA declared the Kepler telescope 'unfixable'.
However, it doesn't seem to be the end of the telescope, as NASA appears to have asked the broader scientific community for suggestions on what to do with the disabled spacecraft.
An engineering study will be conducted on the modifications required to manage science operations with the spacecraft using a combination of its remaining two good reaction wheels and thrusters for spacecraft attitude control. Informed by contributions from the broader science community in response to the call for scientific white papers announced Aug. 2, the Kepler project team will perform a study to identify possible science opportunities for a two-wheel Kepler mission.
Depending on the outcome of these studies, which are expected to be completed later this year, NASA will assess the scientific priority of a two-wheel Kepler mission. Such an assessment may include prioritization relative to other NASA astrophysics missions competing for operational funding at the NASA Senior Review board early next year.
However, it seems that the loss of 2 reactor wheels is significant. What kind of science could still be done with the Kepler telescope?