TESS Spacecraft Finds its First Earth-Sized Planet Around Nearby Star

The next generation of exoplanet hunting has arrived in the form of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet and Survey Satellite. TESS looks at closer and brighter stars than Kepler, the spacecraft that first turned the trickle of exoplanet discoveries into a deluge. While TESS, which launched last year, is just beginning its sky search, it’s already started discovering new planets. Astronomers say they've discovered an Earth-sized planet dubbed HD 21749 c that sits just 52 light-years from Earth and or

TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet

A nearby system hosts the first Earth-sized planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as a warm sub-Neptune-sized world, according to a new paper from a team ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Phys.org

NASA mission finds its first Earth-sized alien planet

Seven months after finding its first exoplanet, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has found its first Earth-sized planet, as well as a "warm sub-Neptune-sized world."

Wed 17 Apr 19 from FOXNews

Alien world-hunting satellite finds its first Earth-sized planet

Researchers had hoped that at least 300 of them would be the size of our home planet. Well, they found one.

Wed 17 Apr 19 from ZME Science

NASA’s TESS Satellite Detects Its First Earth-Like Exoplanet

NASA's Kepler space telescope has ended its planet spotting mission, but the agency's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has already picked up the torch. The post NASA’s TESS ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Extremetech

NASA's exoplanet-hunting TESS has found its first Earth-sized planet

Last year, NASA launched its latest planet-scanning probe, known as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). as the name suggests, the TESS' primary mission is to discover and survey ...

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Techspot

NASA’s TESS spacecraft finds its first Earth-sized exoplanet

One year after its launch, NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet. Named HD21749c, the planet orbits a star just 53 light-years ...

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Engadget

NASA's TESS Exoplanet Mission Finds 1st Earth-Size Alien World

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite spotted the planet, as well as a weird "sub-Neptune" world, circling the star HD 21749, which lies about 53 light-years from Earth.

Tue 16 Apr 19 from SPACE.com

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