NASA Tess Spacecraft To Prowl For Planets As Galactic Scout

NASA has a planet hunter to research a new world. Scientists expect Tess to find thousands of exoplanets — the term for planets outside our solar system. Tess (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) is the heir apparent to the wildly successful Kepler Space Telescope , the pioneer of planetary census. Kepler’s fuel tank is running precariously low after nine years of flight, and NASA expects it to shut down within several months. Still on the lookout from on high, Kepler alone has discovered more than 2,600 confirmed exoplanets. About 50 are believed to potentially habitable. 

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What if it find a extraterrestrial civilization? :)

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Who knows, everything is possible. Good - we might be in need of a new one before too long!

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The Earth is flat :)
 

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Many people thinks that everything NASA does is a fake reality. A distraction method for mass. CGI, Green screens, a ship on a pool, a not real Earth pics, just a Blue Marble Photoshop

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What's the point of Tess ? The nearest exo-planet is 20 light year away ? It would take 40000 years to get there ?

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19 minutes ago, Pavel said:

 

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Looks like a flying megaphone :)

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Anniversary. On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, made history at the age of 27 by completing a single orbit of Earth in approximately 108 minutes. After more than 50 years, Gagarin’s journey is still regarded as a key moment in space history that paved the way for all future space endeavors that followed.

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