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.
In its first-ever image from space, planet hunter TESS takes a breathtaking shot of a glittering sea of over 200,000 nearby stars. This is only a tiny fraction of the expanse that TESS is expected to cover.
Elon Musk's SpaceX landed on another NASA mission to launch the latest Ocean surveying satellite using a Falcon 9 rocket.
SpaceX scores new contract for the Falcon 9 launch of NASA’s Earth science satellite, the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT).
NASA’s upcoming TESS mission will search for planets beyond the solar system to discover a new Earth.
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will continue the mission originally performed by Kepler. But this time, NASA claims that TESS posses the technology to find Earth-like planets which might harbour life.
NASA announced Friday two new projects headed for a 2017 launch, one of which, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), will cover an estimated 400 times as much sky as any previous as it locates planets orbiting nearby stars. Led by George Ricker of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), scientists plan to focus the spacecraft's efforts on examining planets similar to the habitable zones of their host stars and specifically those similar in size to Earth.