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TESS Guest Investigator Program Office
In June 2015, NASA HQ approved the establishment of a Guest Investigator Program Office for TESS. Through the GI Program, members of the Astronomical Community will be able to apply for observations of new targets with TESS and for funding to support research with both 2-minute cadence postage stamp data and full-frame images (FFIs). In addition, the GI Program office will be responsible for making key software for working with TESS data available to the Community, and will provide long-term support for working with the data.
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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 200,000 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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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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