NASA’s TESS Delivers New Insights Into an Ultrahot World

“The weirdness factor is high with KELT-9 b,” said John Ahlers, an astronomer at Universities Space Research Association in Columbia, Maryland, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.…

NASA’s TESS, Spitzer Missions Discover a World Orbiting a Unique Young Star

From NASA En español For more than a decade, astronomers have searched for planets orbiting AU Microscopii, a nearby star still surrounded by a disk of debris left over from…

NASA’s TESS mission uncovers its first world with two stars

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center In 2019, when Wolf Cukier finished his junior year at Scarsdale High School in New York, he joined NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland,…

TESS Finds First Earth-Size Planet in the Habitable Zone

From NASA Jan. 7, 2020 In a galaxy 100 light-years away in the constellation Dorado sits a planetary system named TOI 700. It is home to TOI 700 d, the…

NASA’s TESS Presents Panorama of Southern Sky

From NASA Nov. 5, 2019 NASA’s TESS Presents Panorama of Southern Sky The glow of the Milky Way — our galaxy seen edgewise — arcs across a sea of stars…