TESS

TESS – NASA’s New Planet Hunter

Introducing the latest and greatest in exo-planet hunting: TESS. It launched like so:

https://www.seeker.com/space/now-that-tess-is-in-orbit-heres-what-comes-next-for-nasas-exoplanet-hunter^

Here’s some later news about the telescope, as it approached its scientific observations orbit, with the help of a lunar flyby:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5746759/NASAs-planet-hunting-TESS-spacecraft-snaps-test-image-completes-flyby-moon.html^

And here, a bit more information about how TESS operates:

http://earthsky.org/space/how-tess-will-hunt-for-alien-worlds^

And, last but not least, here’s the very first image grabbed by the telescope, May 19th, exactly 6 months ago:

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/nasa-tess-panet-hunter-first-image/^

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