Space hunter: Scientists pin alien exoplanet hopes to NASA's latest sky scanner

Companies
SpaceX’s Valuation Takes Off Once Again

As days are going by, new things in the space exploration are being discovered.

TESS's mission is to monitor and catalogue over 200,000 stars in space for signs of other existing planets.

Lori Glaze, the Present head of this Planetary Geophysics, Geology and Geochemistry Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will become acting director of this Planetary Sciences Division when his newest function is assumed by Green, agency officials said. The targets TESS finds are going to be fantastic subjects for research for decades to come.

While the first confirmed detection of exoplanets outside our solar system was not until 1992, NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has now detected 2,300 of these planets. It really has a chance to find a rocky planet that's the right distance from its star, the right temperature to have life on its surface.

However, don't expect us to find another Earth overnight.

The TESS satellite will be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and will hunt for new exoplanets to determine if they could harbor life.

TESS will take the torch that Kepler lit and run with it.

NASA's Kepler spacecraft used the same method to spot more than 2,600 confirmed exoplanets, a lot of them orbiting faint stars 300 to 3,000 light-years away.

Companies
SpaceX’s Valuation Takes Off Once Again
Companies SpaceX’s Valuation Takes Off Once Again

Once blasted into space, it will eventually sit in a special orbit (red) that goes out to 250,000 kilometres then sweeps back to within 100,000 kilometres of Earth.

TESS will wait for the regular drops in brightness caused by a planet crossing in front of its stellar host and blocking a tiny amount of starlight. But when you think about the sheer number of stars in the sky - and by the way, planets outnumber them - it's not so insane. "TESS will cast a wider net than ever before for enigmatic worlds". And because the stars are so dim, their habitable zones are much more compact, which means TESS could witness multiple transits within each of its 27-day observing periods.

It's called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite or TESS for short.

The space-based telescope could also study all kinds of other celestial phenomena, including supernovas, flare stars and active galaxies.

Because of those tight observing windows, the spacecraft won't be able to pick up planets with longer Earth-sized orbits, as Kepler could.

TESS will spend around two years, surveying some 200000 of the brightest stars near the Sun in search of planets.

With the help of a gravitational assist from the Moon, the spacecraft will settle into a 13.7-day orbit around Earth, NASA said in an earlier statement. The first year of observations will map the 13 sectors encompassing the southern sky, and the second year will map the 13 sectors of the northern sky.

"TESS is going to essentially provide the catalog, like the phone book, if you will, of all the best planets for following up, for looking at their atmospheres and studying more about them."

Trump's lawyer denies visiting Prague during 2016 campaign
The unusual, high-stakes court hearing Friday also featured an appearance by an attorney representing Trump, Joanna Hendon. Cohen has admitted making the payment to Daniels and said he paid from his own pocket from a personal home equity loan.

IPL Cricket: Roy inspires Daredevils to extend Indians' misery
MI were left to rue the last five overs of their innings with the bat as they could only post 36 runs off them. He made a big statement in the fifth over by scoring 21 runs including two big sixes off Hardik Pandya.

That Extra Glass of Wine Might Take 30 Minutes Off Your Life
Unlike overall mortality's seven drinks a week, there wasn't a clear cutoff between lower alcohol intake and lower disease risk. Researchers also looked at the association between alcohol consumption and different types of cardiovascular disease.

Related News:

  • Man City crowned 2017-18 Premier League champions

    Man City crowned 2017-18 Premier League champions

    Jose Mourinho said: "It was a bad reaction after the City victory, the outcome of that is complicated football". In the end, none of them needed to do anything for Manchester City to be crowned Premier League champion.
    Girls lacrosse roundup: Threatt, Kakuk lead Old Mill over North County

    Girls lacrosse roundup: Threatt, Kakuk lead Old Mill over North County

    Mason Stadium on Tuesday, when it hosts Saint Anselm College for its Senior Night game at 7 p.m. Virginia ran away with the game after, scoring six unanswered goals in seven minutes.
    Apple will fix  Series 2 watch batteries for free

    Apple will fix Series 2 watch batteries for free

    Apple released the Apple Watch Series 2 in September of 2016, so the oldest models at this point are around 19 months old. Only 42mm-sized models are eligible for free repairs , which includes the Sport, Edition, Hermès, and Nike+ variants.
  • Rob Gronkowski Skipping Start of Offseason Program, Could Still Retire

    Rob Gronkowski Skipping Start of Offseason Program, Could Still Retire

    The Patriots begin their voluntary off-season conditioning program Monday and Rob Gronkowski will apparently not take part. Speaking Friday, Bill Belichick said it would be heavily attended, but was aware of a few players who wouldn't make it.
    'Rampage' Wins Close Race With 'A Quiet Place' at Weekend Box Office

    'Rampage' Wins Close Race With 'A Quiet Place' at Weekend Box Office

    Holdovers complete the top five, with Warner Bros.' " Ready Player One " in fourth with $ 11 million in its third weekend. That's despite new horror competition from Blumhouse's Truth Or Dare , which looked to target more of a teen audience.
    Knicks' Porzingis: Focused on rehab, not coaching search

    Knicks' Porzingis: Focused on rehab, not coaching search

    He coached the Hawks for six seasons, reaching the postseason in his final three years there, winning two playoff rounds. However, they struggled through a disappointing 2013-14 campaign and Woodson was offered as a scapegoat.
  • Two BJP ministers exit J&K govt

    Two BJP ministers exit J&K govt

    In the Unnao case, an 18-year-old girl has alleged she was raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar at his residence on June 4, 2017. Both the ministers had maintained yesterday that they had been sent by the party to Kathua to understand the ground situation.
    Milo Djukanovic's DPS claims victory in Montenegro presidential election

    Milo Djukanovic's DPS claims victory in Montenegro presidential election

    But he has toned down the anti-Russian rhetoric, saying he wanted "normal relations with Russia if it is prepared to do the same". On Sunday Bojanic said he voted to "put an end to the reign of an autocrat who wants to turn Montenegro into a dictatorship".
    United States  'locked and loaded' if Syria uses chemical weapons again: Haley

    United States 'locked and loaded' if Syria uses chemical weapons again: Haley

    Thus, this attack looks much more like it was meant only to degrade Syrian chemical weapons themselves. But unrest in Iraq continues: Obama sent troops back to the country to fight ISIS in 2014.
  • Relaxed Pep Guardiola will play golf as Manchester City await title

    They won the title because they were the best team, because they won a great amount of points. Previous times, we almost threw it away and that was a feature of every season we won it.
    US envoy to UN Nikki Haley says new sanctions coming on Russia

    US envoy to UN Nikki Haley says new sanctions coming on Russia

    Trump has made clear he wants to withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops involved in the anti-Islamic State campaign in Syria. The U.S. goal was to break the Syrian alliance with Iran and Russia , Glass said.
    Russian Federation  warns of war over Syria strikes

    Russian Federation warns of war over Syria strikes

    Konashenkov said Friday that Britain was "directly involved in the provocation", but didn't elaborate or provide evidence. On Friday, Russia's ambassador to the United States , Anatoly Antonov, warned of "consequences" after the allied attacks.


Most liked

Man City win at Spurs, take Premier League title home
There have been some great games between these two clubs over recent years, and let's hope tonight's lives up to expectations. Below are four talking points from Wembley. "The season we are doing is well, we are in the top four".

Zaha brace settles thriller with Brighton
Hughton's side do not appear to be in peak form and have shown nothing recently to suggest an away win is likely. Crystal Palace are in a precarious position entering in the final stretch of matches in the Premier League .

Brokerages Anticipate ICICI Bank (IBN) Will Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share
Therefore 100% are positive. 2 are the (NYSE:IBN)'s analyst reports since October 30, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. ValuEngine downgraded ICICI Bank from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th.

This is our proudest victory, says Vincent Kompany
Kompany and Co posed for photos as they left the venue at 10.30pm, leaving to a chorus of " campiones , ole, ole, ole ". We've got red and blues in the family. "He's a better loser than a victor , I have got to be honest!"

Canada embraces #jerseyday in support of Humboldt
On April 6, the Humboldt youth hockey bus was traveling to a playoff game when it collided with a semi in Saskatchewan. The crash killed 16 people, including the driver.

Swansea City delighted by the return of Ghana star Jordan Ayew
Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal believes "Champions League emotion" at the Liberty Stadium can help his side's survival bid. Liverpool hung onto the draw and the match ended with many wishing Everton had shown more enterprise earlier in the game.

Malaga vs Real Madrid Preview
Real Madrid will be hoping to return to winning ways when they head to the bottom of the table Malaga on Sunday evening. Málaga have only won one of their 33 meetings vs Real Madrid in La Liga (D8 L24), 3-2 at La Rosaleda in December 2012.

Kim Kardashian held Khloe's leg as she gave birth
The saga opened inside a party bus, where mylar balloons spelled out "Class of 98" and "MHS" over a leather banquette. Just last month, Kim reminisced on Snapchat by posting photos of herself from high school.

House Speaker Paul Ryan on leaving Congress: "Nothing trumps my family"
The speaker is by far the most prominent figure fleeing Congress in a long season of Republican retirements. You know, we thought about that. "Not only on who is the speaker but who's going to be minority leader".

What to Expect and Who You'll See — Sunday's ACM Awards
Nicholasville's TK McKamy is up for video of the year at the 2018 ACM Awards for Thomas Rhett's "Marry Me". The photo shows Underwood wearing a wrist brace; her face doesn't appear to look any different.

Snowstorm Forces Jets To Fly Back To Winnipeg
He picked up an assist both nights filtering a ideal pass from behind the net to Stastny for the eventual game-winner. The Wild is in an 0-2 hole heading into Sunday's Game 3 of its first-round playoff series with the Winnipeg Jets .

Trump lashes out at ex-FBI chief
Until he makes a convincing case about it, a large number of Democrats will also continue to look at him with skepticism. Washington national security lawyer Bradley Moss said Comey's claim to the moral high ground has always been weak.

Epstein & White Financial LLC Buys Shares of 316 Amazon.com, Inc
Comerica Fincl Bank reported 114,024 shares or 1.03% of all its holdings. 26,200 were accumulated by Garrison Bradford Associates. It worsened, as 31 investors sold SBGI shares while 73 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 125 raised stakes.

October box office collection day 1: Varun Dhawan's film earns 5.01 crore
Bankrolled by Rising Sun Films & Kino Works, " October " is scripted by Sircar's frequent collaborator Juhi Chaturvedi. Ever since he made his debut with Student of the Year in 2012, Varun Dhawan has not seen a box office failure per se.

Trump Slams Comey After Details Of His New Book Emerge
In it, Comey wrote that Trump, in a private meeting, pressed the then-FBI director for his loyalty. As of April 13, Comey's A Higher Loyalty was ranked number one on Amazon's book bestseller list .