NASA’S SEARCH FOR THE NEXT EARTH
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is on a quest to find 20 000 new planets circling nearby stars – and several hundred may look like ours
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is looking for 20 000 new planets
Every lunar cycle, TESS observes one section of the sky. (Each camera takes one quarter-section.) The area of major overlap, circled in black, offers more data. This is where the James Webb Space Telescope will focus in follow-up missions.