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Exoplanets Can’t Hide Their Secrets from Innovative New Instrument

August 30, 2019

In an unprecedented feat, an American research team discovered hidden secrets of an elusive exoplanet using a powerful…
Q&A: Stanford researcher models exoplanet’s atmosphere

August 27, 2019

In the search for life beyond our galaxy, many scientists have their eyes turned toward orbs like Earth:…
NASA Gets a Rare Look at a Rocky Exoplanet’s Surface

August 21, 2019

A new study using data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope provides a rare glimpse of conditions on the…
Follow That Planet! How Astronomers Chase New Worlds in TESS Data

August 14, 2019

As pink liquid oozed around her shoes, astronomer Johanna Teske started to feel sick. She had been looking…
Illustration of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA’s TESS mission finds ‘missing link’ planets

August 6, 2019

NASA’s newest planet-hunting satellite has discovered a type of planet missing from our own solar system. Launched in…
Confirmation of Toasty TESS Planet Leads to Surprising Find of Promising World

August 1, 2019

A piping hot planet discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has pointed the way to additional…
NASA Promised More Smaller, Earth-size Exoplanets. TESS is Delivering.

August 1, 2019

When NASA launched TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) in 2018, it had a specific goal. While its predecessor,…
TESS discovers three new planets nearby, including temperate “sub-Neptune”

July 30, 2019

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has discovered three new worlds that are among the smallest, nearest…
NASA’s TESS Mission Scores ‘Hat Trick’ With 3 New Worlds

July 30, 2019

NASA’s newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has discovered three new worlds — one slightly…
NASA’s TESS Mission Completes First Year of Survey, Turns to Northern Sky

July 26, 2019

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered 21 planets outside our solar system and captured data on…
The Planet-Hunting TESS Discovers Its Smallest Exoplanet to Date

July 4, 2019

Thanks in large part to the Kepler Space Telescope, the number of confirmed extrasolar planets has grown exponentially…
Illustration of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA’s TESS Mission Finds Its Smallest Planet Yet

June 28, 2019

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a world between the sizes of Mars and Earth orbiting…
Planet-Hunter CubeSat Images Los Angeles

May 17, 2019

A small satellite designed to hunt for new planets beyond the solar system recently looked down at Earth…
TESS Just Found its First Earth-Sized World

April 19, 2019

NASA’s new planet-hunting telescope, TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), just found its first Earth-sized world. Though the Earth-sized…
TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet

April 16, 2019

A nearby system hosts the first Earth-sized planet discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as…
The hunt is on for closest Earth-like planets

April 4, 2019

NASA’s new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is designed to ferret out habitable exoplanets, but with hundreds of…
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Kepler’s Final Image Shows A Galaxy Full Of Possibilities

February 7, 2019

NASA’s Kepler space telescope may be retired, but the discoveries continue to rack up for this historic planet-hunting…
This artist's illustration shows two Earth-sized planets, TRAPPIST-1b and TRAPPIST-1c, passing in front of their parent red dwarf star, which is much smaller and cooler than our sun. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope looked for signs of atmospheres around these planets. Credits: NASA/ESA/STScI/J. de Wit (MIT)
Tour Alien Worlds with New Multimedia Treats

February 6, 2019

Explore the plethora of planets outside our solar system with new multimedia experiences from NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program…
TESS discovers its third new planet, with longest orbit yet

January 8, 2019

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered a third small planet outside our solar system, scientists announced…
TESS will find 14000 exoplanets, about 10 could be Earth-like worlds

November 30, 2018

How many exoplanets are there? Not that long ago, we didn’t know if there were any. Then we…
Power of Wobble: Finding Exoplanets in Shifting of Starlight

November 21, 2018

There’s more than one way to skin an interstellar cat, and in astronomy there’s more than one way…
Good night Kepler. NASA Planet Hunter is Almost out of Fuel, and has Gone Into Sleep Mode

October 4, 2018

The Kepler mission is coming to an end. The planet-hunting spacecraft that transformed our understanding of exoplanets and…
NASA Is Taking a New Look at Searching for Life Beyond Earth

September 26, 2018

Since the beginning of civilization, humanity has wondered whether we are alone in the universe. As NASA has…
Three NASA Missions Return 1st-Light Data

September 22, 2018

NASA’s continued quest to explore our solar system and beyond received a boost of new information this week…
Stellar “swarms” help astronomers understand the evolution of stars

August 29, 2018

New work from Carnegie’s Jonathan Gagné and the American Museum of Natural History’s Jacqueline Faherty identified nearly a…
TESS Practices on a Comet Before Starting on its Science Operations

August 10, 2018

On April 18th, 2018, NASA deployed the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a next-generation exoplanet hunting telescope that…
NASA’s Planet-Hunting TESS Catches a Comet Before Starting Science

August 7, 2018

Before NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) started science operations on July 25, 2018, the planet hunter sent…
NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Starts Science Operations

July 28, 2018

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has started its search for planets around nearby stars, officially beginning science operations…
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will Inspect the Atmospheres of Distant Gas Giants

July 18, 2018

The James Webb Space Telescope is like the party of the century that keeps getting postponed. Due to…
NASA’s New Planet Hunter Snaps Initial Test Image, Swings by Moon Toward Final Orbit

May 19, 2018

NASA’s next planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is one step closer to searching for new…
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