TESS Space Telescope Discovered Planets in One Photo

The US Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has published a panorama of high-resolution photos taken by the Milky Way Galaxy along the southern sky by TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite).

TESS The Other Planet Research Satellite, also known as Transition, continues its adventure in space without pausing. The predecessor of TESS Kepler Space TelescopeBetween March 2009 and October 2018, he had discovered about 2,700 exoplanets. TESS, who took office on April 18, 2018 with the retirement of Kepler 200,000 stars Will be examined.

NASA, in the first year of the Southern Hemisphere in the first section of the space taken by the high-resolution Combining 208 photoshas created an impressive panorama. Exoplanets beyond our world, that is, those exoplanets High-resolution photos pointing out were merged by astronomer Ethan Kruse of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

A panorama of images taken by TESS


Kruse and his team divided the 180-degree slice of space into 13 sections. The panorama you see above was created by combining 208 satellite images from TESS. The most impressive aspect of the image is that it shows 29 planets outside our Solar System.

TESSA, transit method Detects other planets. When the satellite detects a potential planet, it automatically transmits the data to the crew on Earth. The data from TESS allows researchers to define the mass, trajectory and size of the planet, and even understand whether the planet is rocky or flat.


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TESS helps humanity understand what is beyond the Solar System, 400 times larger area than Kepler covering 30 to 100 times brighter stars.

On April 18, 2018, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket Launched into space with TESS, since July, the northern hemisphere of the space has been examined. It is a matter of curiosity as to what images this giant satellite will capture in its new mission.