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NASA's planet-hunting probe discovers its THIRD world: Unusual gas giant three times the size of Earth is found orbiting star 53 light-years away

Astronomers also received data of dozens of short-lived events in space ... 85 per cent of the entire sky, as it searches exoplanets orbiting stars less than 300 light-years away. By studying objects ... read more

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

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 ... of the next-generation planet-hunting satellite wasstreamed live from the NASA website. TESS ... read more

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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


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

SpaceX launches the planet-hunting TESS telescope Wednesday. Watch it live.

UPDATE: April 16, 2018, 4:20 p.m. EDT NASA and SpaceX are standing down from the expected launch of the TESS telescope on Monday. SpaceX is expected to launch the planet-hunting ... 85 percent of the ... read more

How Will TESS Look for Exoplanets?

TESS is NASA’s new planet-hunting mission and is ... TESS will spend a year studying our southern sky, then will turn and survey our northern sky for another year. Eventually, the space telescope will ... read more

NASA’s new planet hunting probe set to search for alien life

For final launch preparations, the spacecraft ... covers 85 per cent of our entire sky. Within this vast visual perspective, the sky has been divided into 26 sectors that TESS will observe one by one. ... 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

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



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