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TESS Just Found its First Earth-Sized World

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TESS Just Found its First Earth-Sized World

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    TESS Just Found its First Earth-Sized World
    by Evan Gough

    NASA’s new planet-hunting telescope, TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), just found its first Earth-sized world. Though the Earth-sized planet, and its hot sub-Neptune companion, were first observed by TESS in January 2019, it’s taken until now to confirm their status with ground-based follow-up observations. The discovery is published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. When TESS …

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