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L 98-59b, L 98-59c and L 98-59d

L 98-59b, L 98-59c and L 98-59d are new planets discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Features of the New Planets While L 98-59b is around 80% Earth’s size, L 98-59c and L 98-59d are around 1.4 and 1.6 times the Earth’s size respectively. L 98-59 is the host star of the three ..


TESS Mission of NASA discovers its first Earth-size planet – HD 21749c

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Mission of NASA has discovered its first Earth-size planet – HD 21749c. The newly-discovered planet is about 89% Earth’s diameter. The planet is likely very hot, with surface temperatures perhaps as high as 800 degrees F (427 degrees C). It orbits HD 21749, a K-type dwarf star located 53 ..


NASA launches its newest planet-hunting spacecraft “TESS” to search for alien worlds

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, Transit Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) from Cape Canaveral in Florida on a mission to find thousands of new worlds beyond our Solar System. The mission will survey a great swathe of stars, hoping to catch the dips in brightness that occur when ..



Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

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 ..