TESS will scour the skies for signs of undiscovered worlds.
Scientists are excited about the prospect the mission holds for new discoveries, but if you're just learning about the mission now, here's what you need to know.
“Mercury is just so weird and so exotic compared to the Moon and other terrestrial planets,” Kathleen Vander Kaaden, a planetary scientist at the engineering company Jacobs Engineering Group working on a contract at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Texas, told Newsweek.
The idea behind Shapeshifter is that a handful of individual units would work together to create a variety of modular designs, each with a different skill.
“These lenses are amazing cosmic telescopes.”
NASA asked kids to submit their depictions of exoplanets for the satellite's launch.
“We’ve had space junk falling out of the sky on a regular basis.”
"That's actually what I would expect them to find." NASA's quest for exterrestrial life may have a fungus problem.
The spacecraft has spotted almost three-quarters of the alien planets scientists have identified to date.
It also means "beyond the limits of the known world."