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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.

Ground based telescopes have surpassed Hubble Space Telescope in picture sharpness

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2018
by Alex Muller

Its possible to capture images from the ground at visible wavelengths that are sharper than those from the Hubble Space Telescope.

The End Is Nigh for NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope

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

Kepler space telescope, which has discovered 70 percent of the 3,750 exoplanets known to date, is running so low on fuel it has been put it into a hibernation-like state.

121 giant exoplanets in habitable zones may have habitable moons

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2018
by Alex Muller

Researchers have identified more than 100 giant planets that potentially host moons capable of supporting life.

SpaceX finally Falcon flings NASA's TESS into orbit

Posted in Hardware on 20th Apr, 2018
by Alex Muller

The Booster hurled the probe and sat down on the boat in the Atlantic