Universe  ID: 20260

TESS Beauty Pass Animation

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is an Explorer-class planet finder. In the first-ever spaceborne all-sky transit survey, TESS will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, orbiting a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances. The principal goal of the TESS mission is to detect small planets with bright host stars in the solar neighborhood, so that detailed characterizations of the planets and their atmospheres can be performed.

For More Information

http://nasa.gov/tess


Animation Credits

Chris Meaney (HTSI): Lead Animator
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Lead Producer
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

Short URL to share this page:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/20260

Mission:
TESS

This item is part of this series:
Astrophysics Animations

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Satellite
SVS >> Spacecraft
SVS >> Transit
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Astrophysics
NASA Science >> Universe
SVS >> Exoplanet
SVS >> 4K