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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  • Nasa’s Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets
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    04/19/2018 - 12:01 am | View Link
  • NASA sends spacecraft on planet hunt
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    04/18/2018 - 9:47 pm | View Link
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  • TESS
    NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite or TESS is an all-sky survey mission that will discover thousands of exoplanets around nearby bright stars.
    03/19/2019 - 1:48 pm | View Website
  • Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
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  • NASA space telescope TESS starts search for Earth-like ...
    NASA. NASA launched a new planet-hunting space telescope in April using a SpaceX rocket. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS as the spacecraft is called, could discover thousands of ...
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