30 July 2018
Spaceflight Now reported that NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite officially began its two-year science mission Wednesday, searching for planets around other stars. Paul Hertz, NASA’s astrophysics division director, said, “I look forward to the strange, fantastic worlds we’re bound to discover.” George Ricker, who leads the TESS science team at MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, described the exoplanet surveyor as a “finder scope” for the Webb telescope and ground-based observatories. (Image Credit: NASA)
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