How NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Will Hunt Exoplanets

NASA’s TESS spacecraft will spend two years searching the sky for nearby alien worlds.

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    TESS will hunt for alien worlds around stars in the sun's neighborhood — planets that other missions can then study in detail. And the spacecraft will be incredibly prolific, if all goes according to ...
    11/10/2018 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Farewell, Kepler: NASA’s planet-hunting probe runs out of gas, but mission goes on
    Space agency officials declared the end of spacecraft operations today ... NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, was launched in April and started sending back science data this summe...
    10/30/2018 - 6:41 pm | View Link
  • NASA’s trailblazing Kepler telescope ends planet hunt
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    10/30/2018 - 5:19 pm | View Link
  • NASA's TESS Shares First Science Image In Hunt To Find New Worlds
    Part of the data from TESS’ initial science orbit includes a detailed picture of the southern sky taken with all four of the spacecraft’s wide-field cameras. This “first light” science image captures ...
    09/24/2018 - 10:12 pm | View Link
  • TESS, NASA’s Next-Gen Planet Hunter, is Already Delivering
    NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched April 18, headed for an orbit that takes it out to about the distance of the Moon at its apogee. Just a few weeks later, it began science o...
    09/21/2018 - 1:31 pm | View Link
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  • How NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Will Hunt Exoplanets
    NASA’s TESS spacecraft will spend two years searching the sky for nearby alien worlds.
    12/4/2018 - 7:15 am | View Website
  • Kepler (spacecraft)
    Kepler is a retired space observatory launched by NASA to discover Earth-size planets orbiting other stars. Named after astronomer Johannes Kepler, the spacecraft was launched on March 7, 2009, into an Earth-trailing heliocentric orbit.The principal investigator was William J. Borucki.After nine years of operation, the telescope's reaction control system fuel was depleted, and NASA announced ...
    12/3/2018 - 11:44 pm | View Website
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    Spacecraft explore the most distant reaches of the solar system and beyond - get the latest on current and upcoming missions and space telescopes.
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  • Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
    The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) is a spacecraft built by a European industrial consortium led by Matra Marconi Space (now Astrium) that was launched on a Lockheed Martin Atlas II AS launch vehicle on December 2, 1995 to study the Sun.SOHO has also discovered over 3,000 comets. It began normal operations in May 1996. It is a joint project of international cooperation between the ...
    12/3/2018 - 3:20 am | View Website
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