Taking to the stars, NASA is launching an all out search for hidden exoplanets that may host alien life. Nathan Rousseau Smith has the details.        

  • NASA's Next Planet Hunter Will Launch a 'New Era of Exoplanet Research'
    NASA's next planet-hunting spacecraft — whose full name is the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite ... cameras to hunt for "transits," the tiny brightness dips that result when alien planets cross t...
    11/17/2018 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • NASA's Kepler Telescope 'close to death' as it runs out of fuel
    The $600 million Kepler mission finds alien worlds using ... the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, which will also hunt for exoplanets. The spacecraft, launched in April, is designed to ...
    07/9/2018 - 11:05 am | View Link
  • The first photo from NASA's planet-hunting TESS satellite is full of so many stars
    SEE ALSO: Here's how NASA's TESS will hunt for alien planets The photo ... In total, the satellite's field of view will include about 20 million stars that could all play host to worlds unknown. Resea...
    05/18/2018 - 7:09 am | View Link
  • SpaceX just launched a planet-hunting NASA space telescope — but its hunt for alien planets won't start for 2 months
    The new spacecraft is called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite ... mission — including 50 Earth-size planets that might be habitable to aliens. "TESS will discover new potential planets orbiti...
    04/18/2018 - 1:20 pm | View Link
  • NASA's TESS Satellite Launches to Seek Out New Alien Worlds
    The agency's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS ... and deploying into Earth orbit 49 minutes later. TESS will hunt for alien worlds around stars in the sun's neighborhood — planets that othe...
    04/18/2018 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • 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.
    12/5/2018 - 7:09 pm | View Website
  • Exoplanets News | The Latest on Alien Worlds
    Keep up with the latest on exoplanets - from hot Jupiters to super-Earths and Earth-like planets, the hunt for the next pale blue dot continues.
    12/5/2018 - 7:42 am | View Website
  • Disk Detective
    Looking for the homes of planets... Planets form and grow in rotating disks of gas, dust, and chunks of rock around young stars. Sometimes disks of rock and dust persist in a planetary system throughout the life of the star.
    12/4/2018 - 3:33 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
  • Kepler and K2 Missions | NASA
    NASA.gov 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.
    12/2/2018 - 9:47 am | View Website
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