NASA Prepares To Oft-Off Its Next Planet-Hunting Spaceship On April 16

NASA is preparing to start on its next planet hunter, the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on April 16. The lift-off will occur in Florida from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. As the hunt for life on far-away planet charges up, the TESS will be lifted off so as to reinstate the Kepler spaceship, another planet hunter that is falling short of energy.

NASA Prepares To Oft-Off Its Next Planet-Hunting Spaceship On April 16

The TESS is projected to pay out at least 2 Years in the space to explore over 200,000 close by stars as well as rummage around for new planets. The planet hunter undertaking is anticipated to find out thousands of unidentified worlds by discovering some tiny drops in the light that exists when a planet moves through its parent star’s face.

Before the instigation of the assignment, the US space agency mentioned that it would make public some more details pertaining to the TESS undertaking on March 28 at a media event. The task is also anticipated to locate thousands of novel planets beyond our solar system—that are identified as exoplanets–revolving around the brightest as well as the nearest stars in the cosmic environs.

The undertaking will discover exoplanets that sporadically obstruct fraction of the light from their parent stars, and as per NASA, the TESS researchers anticipate that the undertaking will list over 2,000 planets and considerably add to the existing number of the identified exoplanets. About 300 of them are estimated to be super-Earth-sized as well as Earth-sized exoplanets that are identified to be world’s no larger than double the Earth’s size.

Powerful telescopes such as the forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope of NASA can then further explore these exoplanets to seek out significant features, such as whether they can support life and their atmospheric composition.