Launch delayed for NASA’s new exoplanet-hunting telescope

There are potentially thousands of planets that lie just outside our solar system—galactic neighbors that could be rocky worlds or more tenuous collections of gas and dust. Where are these closest exoplanets located? And which of them might we be able to probe for clues to their composition and even habitability? The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will be the first to seek out these nearby worlds.

SpaceX postpones launch of NASA's planet-hunter spacecraft

SpaceX postponed the launch of NASA's new planet-hunting mission Monday in order to verify the Falcon 9 rocket's navigation systems, the California-based company said.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from

NASA Is About to Launch the Next Big Step in the Search for Life in Space

A new satellite launching this week will hunt for planets that could support life

Mon 16 Apr 18 from TIME

Are we alone? NASA's new planet hunter aims to find out

Are we alone? NASA's new planet-hunting mission, poised to launch Monday, aims to advance the search for extraterrestrial life by scanning the skies for nearby, Earth-like planets.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from

Nasa planet-hunter set for launch

The Tess mission will survey nearly the entire sky and is expected to find thousands of new worlds.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from BBC News

NASA's new planet-hunter to seek closer, Earth-like worlds

NASA is poised to launch a $337 million washing machine-sized spacecraft that aims to vastly expand mankind's search for planets beyond our solar system, particularly closer, Earth-sized ones ...

Sun 15 Apr 18 from

NASA’s new exoplanet-hunting telescope set to launch on Monday

The hunt for exoplanets is getting a new set of eyes. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is set to launch Monday and could find 20,000 new worlds

Fri 13 Apr 18 from Newscientist


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