NASA's new planet hunter kicks off its two-year mission with a comet photobombing a shot. In the resulting video, other astronomical events were also captured, including stellar flickering, Mars' reflection, and a host of asteroids on the move.
NASA's planet hunter TESS starts scanning the universe for lurking exoplanets. The satellite, launched in April, is expected to identify over a thousand new planets from the stars surrounding the solar system.
Can you imagine how it is like to explore the universe and to help NASA find new signs of life outside our world? Being NASA's Planet Hunters is one of the oddest jobs on Earth. Currently, there's an organization recruiting volunteers to be involved as a citizen planet hunter, which anyone can do in the comforts of their home.