TESS spots closest super-Earth that could be habitable

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission has been very busy lately. Back in April, the satellite discovered its first Earth-sized planet, in early July it found three more in one system, and just this week another system of two sub-Neptunes and an Earth-like turned up. Now, the productive little satellite has made another important discovery – the closest super-Earth that's potentially habitable... Continue Reading TESS spots closest super-Earth that could be habitable Category: Space Tags: Astronomy Cornell University Earth Exoplanet Habitable zone NASA Planet Super-Earth TESS

TESS spots closest super-Earth that could be habitable

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission has been very busy lately. Back in April, the satellite discovered its first Earth-sized planet, in early July it found three ...

Thu 1 Aug 19 from Gizmag

New exoplanet is smallest to be precisely measured

Earthlings have long daydreamed about faraway planets, but only recently have scientists been able to identify thousands of new exoplanets—and to learn more and more about what they look like.

Wed 31 Jul 19 from Phys.org

Snowball planets may still have habitable hotspots

When looking for other planets that could be hosting life, astronomers tend to focus on those that are very Earth-like. But doing so might be limiting our scope too much and underselling ...

Wed 31 Jul 19 from Gizmag

Cheops passes final review before shipment to launch site

The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, has successfully passed the final analysis review for its launch on a Soyuz rocket from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Tue 30 Jul 19 from Phys.org

Exoplanet-hunting telescope discovers three new alien worlds with big scientific potential

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a set of three worlds orbiting a peaceful star located a mere 73 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Pictor. ...

Mon 29 Jul 19 from Gizmag

Nasa discovers planet unlike any in our solar system

New planet is part of 'a true Disneyland' for researchers looking for alien worlds, scientists say

Mon 29 Jul 19 from The Independent

TESS completes survey of southern sky, marking halfway mark of mission

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is halfway through its two-year primary mission and has completed its survey of the southern sky in its search for extrasolar planets. ...

Sun 28 Jul 19 from Gizmag

SpaceX 'Starhopper' rocket tests ends in spectacular flames

Rocket was supposed to hop off the ground – but stayed put, and became engulfed by fire

Thu 25 Jul 19 from The Independent

The Milky Way Cannibalized a Neighboring Galaxy

By pinpointing the ages and origins of stars in the Milky Way, astronomers can trace its history. (Credit: Koppelman, Villalobos and Helmi/NASA/ESA/Hubble) Ten billion years ago, the Milky ...

Mon 22 Jul 19 from Discover Magazine

Astronomers decode Milky Way's violent birth

The Milky Way gobbled up a galaxy one quarter of its mass 10 billion years ago in a "violent collision" that didn't fully settle for eons, astronomers said in new research published Monday.

Mon 22 Jul 19 from Phys.org

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