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Default NASA’s new planet-hunting mission, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

Forward into the galaxy....


NASA’s planet-hunting satellite sends back its first image — and it’s amazing

Mark Austin
Digital TrendsMay 19, 2018


NASA’s new planet-hunting mission, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), was launched on April 18.

After getting accustomed to its new surroundings and doing a quick buzz past the moon, it’s already produced a stunning image that was just released by NASA.
As part of the calibration sequence for one of its four on-board cameras, TESS captured a swatch of the sky that includes more than 200,000 stars.


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