Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

TESS Discovers An Exoplanet 23 Times The Size Of Earth
January 08, 2019
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TESS Discovers An Exoplanet 23 Times The Size Of Earth

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a third exoplanet outside our solar system. TESS has been hunting for three months now. The new planet, named HD 21749b, orbits a bright, nearby dwarf star about 53 light-years away, in the constellation Reticulum. It has the longest orbital period at...

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NASA’s New Planet-Hunter Captures 1st Image
May 19, 2018
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NASA’s New Planet-Hunter Captures 1st Image

NASA’s TESS planet-hunter zoomed within about 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) of the moon yesterday (May 17). And it snapped its new test image. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched just last month on a mission to find alien worlds circling stars close to the sun. Yesterday the new...

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NASA Successfully Launches Planet-Hunting Spacecraft TESS
April 18, 2018
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NASA Successfully Launches Planet-Hunting Spacecraft TESS

NASA successfully launched TESS from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on top of a SpaceX Falcon 9. The new satellite will search for other Earths. So, NASA’s new planet-hunter is on its way to space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will spot exoplanets via the “transit” method....

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Launch of Planet-Hunting TESS Mission Postponed
April 16, 2018
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Launch of Planet-Hunting TESS Mission Postponed

NASA and SpaceX delay the launch of planet-hunting satellite TESS. The new spacecraft will remain on the launch pad until Wednesday. The satellite had been scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Monday evening. However, launch teams are standing down today to conduct additional Guidance Navigation and Control...

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NASA is Launching its New Planet Hunter
April 12, 2018
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NASA is Launching its New Planet Hunter

NASA is launching their new planet hunter on Monday (April 16). The new satellite will stare out at the cosmos searching for new extraterrestrial planets. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will spot exoplanets via the “transit” method. So, whenever a planet transits, it slightly dims the light of its...

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