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SpaceX launches NASA's $337 million planet-hunting TESS spacecraft

The TESS spacecraft is equipped with four wide-field cameras to view the sky in 26 segments, each of which it will observe one by one. In its first year of operation, it will map the 13 sectors ... wi... read more

NASA's Kepler runs out of fuel 94M miles from Earth after discovering 2,600 planets

What has the @NASAKepler space telescope achieved during its time in space? Take a look at the numbers: In terms of planet-hunting news, NASA launche... read more

NASA’s planet-hunting TESS satellite: What you need to know

Outfitted with four wide-angle cameras, TESS will observe 85 percent of the surrounding sky as it looks for exoplanets ... report suggests NASA’s planet-hunting deep space telescope is about to run ou... read more

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TESS planet hunter snaps test photo showing 200,000 stars

Credit: NASA One of four cameras at the heart of the planet-hunting Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite – TESS – has snapped ... The goal is to map 85 percent of the sky, identifying as many exoplan... read more

TESS planet hunter on its way

At 7:53 p.m., the twin solar arrays that will power the spacecraft ... map 13 sectors encompassing the southern sky during its first year of observations and 13 sectors of the northern sky during the ... read more

Launch of NASA's next planet-hunting mission postponed

NASA is now targeting Wednesday for the launch of its next planet-hunting ... 85 per cent of our entire sky. Within this vast visual perspective, the sky has been divided into 26 sectors that Tess wil... read more

NASA’s planet-hunting TESS telescope launches Monday aboard a SpaceX rocket (Update: Wednesday)

Some of the most exciting space news of the past ... There are 13 such segments in the sky’s Northern hemisphere and 13 in the southern; by the time TESS has focused on them all, it will have checked ... read more

Here's how NASA's TESS will hunt for alien planets

Even a small planet will block out at least a little bit of a star's light as it transits, and TESS should be able to see it when it does. It'll take TESS about two years to survey around 85 percent o... read more

Exoplanet-hunter TESS captures razor-sharp ‘first light’ images

The spacecraft will spend two years studying stars across 85 percent of the sky ... science operations will be devoted to imaging the 13 sectors needed to map the southern sky. TESS then will repeat t... read more

TESS planet-hunter snaps 1st test image, swings by moon

In addition, the TESS science team used one of the spacecraft ... the sky – TESS will search for exoplanets in some 85 percent of Earth’s sky. Scientists have divided the sky into 26 sectors. TESS wil... read more

Watch SpaceX launch NASA’s new planet-hunting satellite here

It’s almost time for SpaceX to launch NASA’s TESS, a space telescope that will ... watching a single section of sky for a month straight before moving on to another. By two years, it will have imaged ... read more

SpaceX launches planet-hunting TESS to space before landing rocket back on Earth

Our favorite new NASA mission — called TESS, short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — launched to space at 6:51 p.m. ET on Wednesday ... for alien planets TESS plans to survey 85 percent of t... read more

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