Tess telescope finds 2,200 exoplanet candidates

Tess telescope finds 2,200 exoplanet candidates

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) spoke about the implementation of the Tess project, which aims to locate planets outside the Solar System.

We recall that a special space telescope was launched in April 2018 as part of the Tess Mission or Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. To search for exoplanets, he uses the transition method: to record changes in the radiation of a star as a result of a planet passing in front of its disk.

NASA says the Tess Observatory has found more than 2,200 exoplanet candidates near nearby stars. Many of these are relatively small objects, possibly with rocky surfaces. Such planets are similar to Earth in some respects.

In particular, a number of very interesting discoveries were made. For example, Mense C discovered a mini-Neptune pie orbiting a star 60 light-years away.

In addition, Earth-like exoplanet TOI-700 d was found in the habitable zone. This body orbits a cool red dwarf TOI 700 100 light years away from us.

The hot super Earth LHS 3844B stands apart in its short orbital period: it only exists here for 11 hours a year. More information on TESS findings can be found here Here.

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