Kepler-62e Current Affairs, GK & News
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a planned space telescope for NASA’s Explorers program, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method in an area 400 times larger than that covered by the Kepler mission. It is planned for launch in April 2018. The primary mission objective for TESS is to survey the brightest stars near the Earth for transiting exoplanets over a ..
Topics: Astronomy • Explorers Program • Kepler space telescope • Kepler-186f • Kepler-62e • NASA • Physical sciences • Planet • Space observatories • Tess • Transit • Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research and the University of Gottingen in Germany have discovered the star Kepler 11145123, which is claimed to be the roundest natural object in space ever measured. The scientists have measured the stellar oblateness with unprecedented precision using asteroseismology. Asteroseismology is the study of the oscillations ..