NASA’s Incredible Exoplanet-Hunting Telescope Is About to Launch

TESS will give us a new view of our galactic neighborhood.

An artist’s illustration of TESS and a system that it might observe. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

By Mary Beth Griggs

It’s been a hard month for space telescopes. First we learned that Kepler is running out of fuel, signaling the end of its second life as an exoplanet hunter. Then we got word that the much-anticipated James Webb…

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