TESS Spacecraft Animations

  • Released Monday, January 8th, 2018
  • Updated Sunday, November 12th, 2023 at 11:28PM
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The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will discover thousands of exoplanets in orbit around the brightest stars in the sky. In a two-year survey of the solar neighborhood, TESS will monitor more than 200,000 stars for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary transits. This first-ever spaceborne all-sky transit survey will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, around a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances. No ground-based survey can achieve this feat.



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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab


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