The first photo from NASA's planet-hunting TESS satellite is full of so many stars

The first photo from NASA's planet-hunting TESS satellite is full of so many stars

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A new NASA telescope, sailing toward its assigned orbit, took a moment to look around before it starts its ultimate mission: searching the galaxy for alien planets. 

NASA’s TESS spacecraft — short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — beamed home one of its first photos taken from space, and it’s a doozy. 

The photo, which effectively amounts to a test of one of the satellite’s four cameras, contains more than 200,000 stars, NASA said. 

But that’s only a fraction of the number of stars it will eventually study in order to find alien worlds out there circling them.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | The first photo from NASA's planet-hunting TESS satellite is full of so many stars

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