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The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will discover thousands of exoplanets in orbit around the brightest stars in the sky. In a two-year survey of the solar neighborhood, TESS will monitor more than 500,000 stars for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary transits. This first-ever spaceborne all-sky transit survey will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, around a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances. No ground-based survey can achieve this feat.



NASA Exoplanet Missions

NASA Exoplanet Missions Hubble Space Telescope Spitzer Space Telescope Kepler James Webb Space Telescope New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium, 2001 Decadal Survey

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TESS NEWS

Kepler's Second Act On Extraterrestrial Life: Part III Massive Leap in Search for Habitable Planets We have the Technology to Find Alien Life, Scientists Tell Congress
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Eyes on Exoplanets

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