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NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Is Finding Hundreds of Exoplanets and Is Poised to Find Thousands More

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Within just 50 light-years from Earth, there are about 1,560 stars, likely orbited by several thousand planets.

NASA's TESS exoplanet mission widens its search to include alien life

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

“We’re looking forward to working together as we try to answer one of the most profound questions about our place in the Universe: Are we alone?”

Giant Megallan Telescope Excavation is Complete

Posted in Hardware, Science on 28th Mar, 2019
by Alex Muller

The current construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope completed excavations for its foundations in six months instead of the planned 8-months.

Report recommends NASA build new space telescope to look at exoplanets directly

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2018
by Alex Muller

Report recommends building new space telescopes and ground instruments to make a more detailed study of exoplanets.

NASA's next-gen exoplanet hunter gets to work

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2018
by Alex Muller

On July 25, the unmanned Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) got to work on its two-year whole-sky survey to seek out planets outside our solar system.