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This is the official Twitter for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). will perform an all-sky survey to discover new exoplanets.
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NASA Planetquest Aug 14
As space telescopes like 🛰 observe the sky🌌 and find planet⚫️ candidates, scientists use ground observatories🔭 to confirm discoveries and help determine the best stars✨ to explore for possible planets.
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NASA_TESS Aug 8
Thank you to everyone for sending in so many great questions for scientists to answer!
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NASA_TESS Aug 8
. scientists are currently live on talking about all the exciting science coming from TESS!
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NASA Blueshift Aug 8
Starting NOW at 1 PM ET, chat with scientists on to talk about TESS and it’s latest discoveries!
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NASA Blueshift Aug 8
Have burning questions about ? Chat with TESS scientists on , at 1 PM ET today, about the spacecraft and its latest discoveries, like GJ 357 d located within the outer edge of its star’s habitable zone!
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NASA_TESS Aug 7
This mesmerizing snapshot comes from a simulation of a massive star that shows gravity waves propagating throughout the star's interior. This was inspired by the discovery of gravity waves in massive blue supergiant stars by the and missions.
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NASA_TESS Aug 6
Chat with TESS scientists on at 1pm ET this Thursday, August 8th! Learn about the latest discoveries from TESS, such as the intriguing planet GJ 357 d that is located within the outer edge of its star’s habitable zone.
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NASA_TESS Aug 5
TESS has been busy finding exotic worlds beyond our solar system, including Earth-sized planets and systems with multiple suns! Chat with TESS scientists on at 1p ET Thursday, August 8th, to learn about the latest discoveries:
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NASA_TESS Aug 2
Today is the last day of the first TESS Science Conference! You can livestream today's panels, which include scientists discussing how we can use telescopes to better understand stars and the planets that orbit them.
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NASA_TESS Jul 31
. observations led to the discovery of three planets around a star known as GJ 357, which is located just 31 light-years away. The outermost planet, GJ 357 d, orbits within the star’s so-called habitable zone. Learn more here:
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NASA Blueshift Jul 31
Astronomers confirming a candidate planet found by made an exciting discovery when they looked at ground-based observations of its host star — there were two more planets hiding in the data! Meet the planets of the GJ 357 system:
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NASA Jul 30
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered…what other kinds of planets are out there? Our mission has discovered dozens of planets in other solar systems and isn't done mapping over three-fourths of our skies:
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NASA Blueshift Jul 29
Can you imagine a planet with pools and lakes of magma? How about an ocean world? Now that has discovered more than 20 exoplanets (and counting), we can start studying these mysterious worlds.
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NASA_TESS Jul 29
. has discovered more than 20 planets around other stars so far! Learn more about some of these exotic worlds here:
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NASA_TESS Jul 29
. found three small, hot planets orbiting a small, cool star known as TOI 270. One planet is slightly larger than Earth and the other two are unlike any in our own solar system! Read more here:
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NASA_TESS Jul 29
. just completed the first year of its mission, in which it surveyed the southern sky. This week, scientists are gathering to share new and exciting results made from studying this first year of data collected by TESS!
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NASA Blueshift Jul 25
Our newest planet hunter, , just finished its first year searching for other worlds around stars in our southern sky. It’s already found more than 20 exoplanets and has started the next year of its search! Read more:
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NASA_TESS Jul 26
In its first year of science, TESS has discovered more than 20 exoplanets and captured data on other interesting events occurring in the southern sky. TESS has now started its second year of science, turning its attention to the northern sky:
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NASA_TESS Jul 19
We are excited to announce that after TESS completes its 2-year prime mission in July 2020, TESS will officially be continuing operations as part of an extended mission! Learn more here:
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NASA Blueshift Jun 27
A world smaller than Earth was discovered by in a planetary system 35 light-years away from our own! L 98-59b is the tiniest exoplanet TESS has found so far and is 80% Earth’s size. Learn more here:
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