"The approach is already in the process of being tested. If it works, Kepler will lose some sensitivity—some planets will have orbital periods that ensure they're either never spotted by Kepler or will only be caught once over several years. But close-in planets and those with roughly year-long orbits should be spotted just fine. With four distinct areas of the sky observed, Kepler's "K2" mission (as it's being called) will also give us a broader perspective on the distribution of planets in our galaxy."
2. After the code.
"But then what? The sequel to the decipherment is little more than a final, self-evident coda to most of these stories. “Enigma” is broken, so the Allies win the war; hieroglyphs are decoded, so the culture of pharaonic Egypt is revealed to us. What this conceals, however, are all the further disputes and rivalries that regularly follow the successful cracking of the language or of the code. Just how correct was it? And, if it was, what does it tell us about the culture concerned, or the history of the period? Whose theories are now confirmed or disproved? These controversies can be just as exciting and bitter as those leading up to the decipherment, and probably more significant. But we rarely get to hear about them before the heroic tale ends."