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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 | The Search for New Worlds is Here

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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

Find out more about NASA exoplanet missions by clicking on each spacecraft.



Fly in space with TESS when we launch! If you submit your drawing using this form, it will be included in a drive and attached to the spacecraft!
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TESS Guest Investigator Program Office

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)
>>TESS Guest Investigator Program Website


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

This visualization tool requires a quick one-time download and install. Once downloaded, run the file to install. Click on image to begin.

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