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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_TESS Apr 23
TESS Deputy PI Roland Vanderspek created this lovely animation. The Large Magellanic Cloud is the bright splotch in the center. Later sectors have the Milky Way coming into view.
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NASA Planetquest Apr 22
We were able to 🌏 from ’s launch🚀 a little more than a year ago. Since then, the space telescope🛰 has discovered 10 new exoplanets, planets outside of our solar system!
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NASA Planetquest Apr 18
⚡️ “Happy Space Birthday to 🛰!”
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NASA Blueshift Apr 18
This week we’re celebrating ’s 1st anniversary since its launch on April 18, 2018. TESS has been surveying our solar neighborhood for possible planets outside our solar system. Keep track of the number of candidate & confirmed exoplanets here:
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NASA Blueshift Apr 18
In the year has been in space, it has traveled about 20 million miles! That is an average speed of about 2,200 miles per hour. What else do you think travels this fast? Find out more here:
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NASA Planetquest Apr 18
Last year OTD, launched🚀 its latest planet-hunter 🛰 Happy first space birthday🎉 to TESS! So far, the space telescope has found 10 confirmed exoplanets and 548 planet candidates. We expect many more to come!
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NASA Apr 18
Oh, the places you’ll go… 🎉! Today is the first anniversary of our planet-hunting mission. Surveying the skies for 1 year, our spacecraft continues on its journey to find the most exciting planets outside our solar system. Celebrate with us:
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NASA_TESS Apr 18
TESS launched 1 year ago today! In that time, it has accomplished so much in surveying our solar neighborhood and relaying crucial data on possible exoplanets outside our solar system. Find out some amazing numbers from TESS's first year in space here:
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NASA_TESS Apr 15
New data shows the first Earth-size planet discovered by TESS! Learn more at .
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NASA Planetquest Mar 28
18-year-old Ana Humphrey calculated the potential for finding more planets outside our solar system – – using data from . She also won a $250,000 science prize🏆 So, what have you done with your Friday?
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NASA_TESS Mar 28
Replying to @kalkgrun
Exoplanet studies involve skills from many areas, including physics, astronomy, math, and computers. We also need artists to help us envision what these planets might look like!
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NASA_TESS Mar 28
Replying to @kalkgrun
NASA's Kepler discovered thousands of planets, and TESS is going to find thousands more. We now know there are more planets than stars in our galaxy. While we don't know how many could be habitable, odds are high since we believe that our galaxy alone has over 100 billion stars.
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NASA_TESS Mar 27
Catch in the next episode of Live TODAY, Mar. 27 at 3 PM ET, 12 PM PT. You can watch it on NASA TV, Facebook, YouTube, & UStream! More info here:
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Ellen Ochoa Mar 14
Great panel — I learned a lot!
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NASA_TESS Mar 14
TESS is finding strange new worlds in our own backyard. Today, scientists at are talking about the exciting planets TESS has found so far, and what we could find in the future.
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NASA_TESS Mar 14
Thanks to , we know that planets are more common than stars. Today at , scientists are sharing the exciting planets that TESS is finding closer to home! Learn what TESS has found so far:
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NASA_TESS Mar 13
NASA’s newest planet hunter launched in 2018 on a mission to find other worlds in our solar neighborhood. What has it found? Tomorrow at , scientists are sharing what TESS has found so far. Learn more:
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NASA Planetquest Feb 11
The beyond our solar system are too far away to see 👀 impact craters 🕳, but collisions play a big role in the formation of planets and planetary systems. ☄️✨🔵
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NASA_TESS Feb 6
This final image from the space telescope is absolutely mesmerizing. The Kepler mission discovered more than 2,600 planets beyond the solar system in 9+ years. We are excited to be continuing the search for new worlds with TESS.
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NASA_TESS Feb 5
We can’t wait to observe 55 Cancri e in early 2020! For a sneak peek, check out the Exoplanet Travel Bureau poster at
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