TESS

Astronomers are Starting to Find Planets in Much Longer Orbits. Cooler, More Habitable Planets

We're getting better and better at detecting exoplanets. Using the transit method of detection, the Kepler Space Telescope examined over…

2 weeks ago

Do Hot Jupiters Form Close in, or Do They Migrate? A Newly-Discovered Planet Might Help Answer This

The recent discovery of a very young gas giant could offer clues about how "Hot Jupiters" form and whether or…

1 month ago

Astronomers Estimate There Are 6 Billion Earth-Like Planets in the Milky Way

Six billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way? If true, that's astounding. But the number needs some context. The Milky…

2 months ago

TESS is Also Helping Astronomers Study Bizarre Pulsating Stars

NASA's TESS, or Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has one main job: finding exoplanets. But it's also helping astronomers study a…

3 months ago

A Star Has Been Found That Pulsates, But Only on One Side

An international team of astronomers have found the first-ever example of a pulsating star that emits energy from only one…

5 months ago

TESS Finds a Planet That Orbits Two Stars

Researchers working with data from NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) have a found a planet that orbits two stars.…

7 months ago

TESS Finds its First Earth-Sized World in the Habitable Zone of a Star

NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) has found its first Earth-sized planet located in the habitable zone of its host…

7 months ago

NASA’s TESS Watched an Outburst from Comet 46P/Wirtanen

TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, has imaged an outburst from the comet 46P/Wirtanen. It caught the outburst in what…

8 months ago

A New Way to Measure the Age of the Milky Way

Using data collected by Kepler's K2 observation campaign, an international team of scientists was able to more accurately predict the…

8 months ago

TESS Has Now Captured Almost the Entire Southern Sky. Here’s a Mosaic Made of 15,347 Photographs

NASA has just released a beautiful panoramic image of the southern sky, which is composed of images taken by the…

9 months ago