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Watch live: TESS, NASA's newest planet-hunter, readies for launch


NASA and SpaceX engineers are prepping for Monday's scheduled launch of the space agency's next-generation planet-hunter. (UPI Science News) More More

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Launch of NASA's newest planet-hunter, TESS, postponed - UPI

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TESS readies for takeoff - MIT News

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MIT's exoplanet hunter TESS is ready for takeoff. The satellite aims to discover thousands of nearby exoplanets, including at least 50 Earth-sized ones.

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After the stunning discoveries of Kepler, a satellite named TESS is ready to find worlds like ours.

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