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 planet hunting satellite to start looking for exoplanets while Kepler naps
    On April 18, NASA launched the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) into space, ready to start the hunt for new planets ... On Wednesday, NASA said the TESS spacecraft and its four cameras wer...
    07/11/2018 - 7:47 pm | View Link
  • NASA's Kepler Telescope 'close to death' as it runs out of fuel
    NASA has already launched Kepler's successor, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, which will also hunt for exoplanets. The spacecraft, launched in April, is designed to find Earth-size...
    07/9/2018 - 11:22 am | View Link
  • It's Almost Time To Say Goodbye To NASA's Greatest Planet Hunter
    The spacecraft has recently been on its 18th observation campaign, looking at stars towards the constellation of Cancer to hunt for planets ... by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), whi...
    07/9/2018 - 12:07 am | View Link
  • NASA Puts Kepler Space Telescope to Sleep
    The iconic planet-hunting spacecraft was put into a “hibernation ... NASA has already launched Kepler’s successor in order to continue to hunt for exoplanets. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite ...
    07/6/2018 - 8:49 pm | View Link
  • NASA put its famous planet-hunting telescope to sleep because it’s almost out of fuel
    The space agency says it put the planet-hunting spacecraft into a “hibernation ... so even when it does die, the hunt for exoplanets will continue. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, ...
    07/6/2018 - 8:18 am | View Link
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  • NASA: Planet-hunting TESS telescope may discover 50 Earth ...
    SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, has launched NASA's most powerful telescope yet to hunt for nearby alien worlds.. The telescope in question is called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS for short.
    07/11/2018 - 12:19 pm | View Website
  • Kepler and K2 Missions | NASA brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.
    07/10/2018 - 10:40 am | View Website
  • SpaceX launches NASA's new planet-hunting TESS telescope ...
    SpaceX successfully launched the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS: a NASA space telescope designed to hunt for rocky alien worlds near Earth.
    07/9/2018 - 5:27 am | View Website
  • Kepler (spacecraft)
    Kepler is a 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.
    07/7/2018 - 8:57 am | View Website
  • How TESS will hunt for alien worlds | Human World | EarthSky
    An artist’s impression of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and some of its planetary quarry. Image via NASA.
    04/22/2018 - 6:30 am | View Website
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