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Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
December 4, 2013

Committee on Science, Spae, and Technology
Video 1:29:34 | + Watch Video
“We stand on a great threshold in the human history of space exploration.” Watch archived video from the US House of Representatives hearing on the search for Biosignatures in our Solar System and Beyond.
Exoplanets: The Next Frontier | An interview with Sara Seager
Published on June 21, 2013

Video 6:11 | + Watch on YouTube
Sara Seager sits down with Sky & Telescope's Editor in Chief Robert Naeye to talk about the future of exoplanet studies and the exotic worlds we might find.

Her cover story on what 20 years of exoplanet studies has taught us appears in the August 2013 issue of Sky & Telescope.Sara Seager sits down with Sky & Telescope's Editor in Chief Robert Naeye to talk about the future of exoplanet studies and the exotic worlds we might find.
Spotlight Live: TESS & the Search for Exoplanets
Streamed live on May 1, 2013

Video 33:33 | + Watch on YouTube
On May 1, science writer Bruce Lieberman asked your questions about exoplanets and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) project in an interviiew with George Ricker, Sara Seager and Joshua Winn.
Transiting Exploplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) (George Ricker)
Uploaded on Nov 17, 2011

Video 8:03 | + Watch on YouTube
Using an array of telescopes, TESS would perform an all-sky survey to discover transiting exoplanets, ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, in orbit around the nearest and brightest stars in the sky. The mission's primary goal would be to identify terrestrial planets in the habitable zones of nearby stars.
NASA | The Search for New Worlds is Here
Published on Mar 20, 2015

Video 1:44 | + Watch on YouTube
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is an astrophysics Explorer-class mission between NASA and MIT. After launching in 2017, TESS will use four cameras to scan the entire sky, searching for planets outside our Solar System, known as exoplanets. The mission will monitor over 200,000 of the brightest stars in the sky, searching for dips in their brightness that would indicate a planet transiting across. TESS is predicted to find over 3,000 exoplanet candidates, ranging from gas giants to small rocky planets. About 500 of these planets are expected to be similar to Earth's size. The stars TESS monitors will be 30-100 times brighter than those observed by Kepler, making follow-up observations much easier. Using TESS data, missions like the James Webb Space Telescope can determine specific characteristics of these planets, including whether they could support life.
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Fact Sheet by NASA GSFC
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Lithograph by NASA GSFC
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Lithograph with Line Art by NASA GSFC
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TESS Poster Version 1
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TESS Poster Version 2
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TESS Decal Black Oval TESS Decal with Partners
TESS Oval Decal in Black
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TESS Decal with Partners
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TESS Logo with Transparent Background
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TESS Logo Wallpaper
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TESS Spacecraft Wallpaper
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Fly Your Exoplanet on TESS

Imagination of Exoplanets

The TESS Project is collecting your visions of the kinds of exoplanets that TESS may find! Some of the artwork collected has been attached to the TESS spacecraft!
+ More about Imaginations of Exoplanets…
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TESS Paper Model Exoplanet Coloring Book

A fun journey to learn about exoplanets, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) project has this coloring book for children (and those young at heart). The coloring book has some examples of the types of new planets around other stars than our own sun (exoplanets) that have been discovered and allows space for your imagination to color and create your own exoplanet.
+ Download | PDF | 28 Pages | 4.9MB
+ Descargar | PDF | 28 Páginas | 4.9MB

 TESS Paper Model

If you've constructed our model, or one of your own, please send us a photo of yourself with it and we'll post it! We'll need your written permission, so if you'd like your photo to appear, please fill out this release form and email it to us with your picture.

TESS Paper Model [1:20 scale]
Model Design by John Jagerst
(Version Dated 1/23/2015)

+ Download | PDF | 8 Pages | 1.6MB

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