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Meet TESS, seeker of alien worlds

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. >> The search for cosmic real estate is about to begin anew. No earlier than 6:32 p.m. on April 16, in NASA’s fractured parlance, a little spacecraft known as the Transiting ... read more

Meet TESS, NASA’s new seeker of alien worlds

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — The search for cosmic real estate is about to begin anew. No earlier than 6:32 p.m. on April 16, in NASA’s fractured parlance, a little spacecraft known as the Transiting Exopla... read more

Media Coverage

Dennis Overbye of The New York Times speaks with Prof. Sara Seager and senior research scientist George Ricker about the future of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS. The mission, led ... read more

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Meet TESS, seeker of alien worlds

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The search for cosmic real estate is about to begin anew. No earlier than 6:32 p.m. on April 16, in NASA’s fractured parlance, a little spacecraft known as the Transiting ... read more

From space our politics is the real oddity

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