TESS probe finds first potential planets — GeekWire


Five months after the launch, the satelite has found two Earth-like exoplanets. With one being twice the size as Earth and the other being a red dwarf star. This article tells you everything you need to know about TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) and it’s mission of exploring outside our solar system. Costing 200 million USD, it is to cover a 400 times larger area that was covered by the Kepler mission. To learn more please click on the links below.

An artist’s conception shows NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, with an alien sun and planet in the background. (NASA / GSFC Illustration)Astronomers on the team for NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission, or TESS, are reporting their first potential planet discoveries, just days after the spacecraft’s first science image was unveiled. The first…

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