Nasa planet-hunter set for launch

Nasa planet-hunter set for launch
 

The US space agency is about to launch a telescope that should find thousands of planets beyond our Solar System.
The Tess mission will go up on a Falcon rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida and survey nearly the entire sky over the course of the next two years.
It will stare at stars, hoping to catch the dip in brightness as their faces are traversed by orbiting worlds.
Tess will build a catalogue of nearby, bright stars and their planets that other telescopes can then follow up.
Key among these will be the successor to Hubble - the James Webb space observatory, due in orbit from 2020.... read more

 
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