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New Satellite TESS Launches to Search for Planets

Talk about TESS-elation (groan.)

By Bill Andrews
Jan 1, 2019 6:00 PMJan 4, 2020 12:00 AM
(Credit: NASA)


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The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched April 18. Researchers hope TESS will pick up where the dying Kepler spacecraft left off: searching for planets outside the solar system, including any that could prove habitable for life.

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