Scientists expect TESS to find thousands of exoplanets of which about 500 could be Earth-sized. "The powerful cameras on the spacecraft will stare at each sector for at least 27 days, looking at the brightest stars at a two-minute cadence", said NASA in statement.
It's lift-off for a new era in planet-hunting.
NASA's exoplanet hunter, similarly like Kepler, is going to hunt planets with the potential for supporting life with the "transit method", which means scientists will spot when those planets cross the face of their parent stars. Since 2009, Kepler has been harvesting planets from the cosmos, spying the footprints of these alien worlds in distant starlight. After a long queue of over 200,000 individual stars and their accompanying planets are examined, the most favorable candidates will be targeted by telescopes around the world and in space.
"Humans have wondered forever whether we're alone in the universe, and until 25 years ago, the only planets we knew about were the eight in our solar system". It's an inevitability that scientists have been preparing for, but that doesn't make the spacecraft's end any easier.
Exoplanet Kepler-69c, as depicted by an artist. TESS will monitor thousands of stars simultaneously for such "transits", watching a single section of sky for a month straight before moving on to another. "Kepler was a statistical survey that looked at a small patch of sky for [four] years and taught us that Earths are everywhere", Elisa Quintana, an astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Center, said on a Reddit comment. NASA's director of astrophysics, Paul Hertz, said until 25 years ago the only known planets were in our solar system. TESS could find it.
The goal will be to spot a winking in the stars as proof of "transit", which is the moment when a planet passes the star, creating a dip in brightness. Moreover, TESS shouldn't have to perform too many attitude corrections in this orbit, mission team members have said. The main focus of the TESS will be the nearest and brightest stars that are present near our solar system and size of this star will be near to or more than Earth-size. Together with its northern-hemisphere counterpart in Arizona, US, the observatory will scour the skies for new worlds.
Melamed said that the surgery on Miller was essential, as "she was not doing well" and 'her blood pressure was bottoming out. Abby Lee, 51, gad went to consult the doctor complaining of a neck pain over the weekend and was sent to the emergency room.
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However, he cautioned that the USA would do so only if it could cut a much better deal. "I'm not going to handicap it", he said. Trump told CNBC in an interview in Davos, Switzerland that he "would do TPP, if we made a much better deal than we had".
He was eligible to return on Monday, but the Cubs' game against the Cardinals was postponed because of poor weather. Willson Contreras singled with two out in the ninth, but Norris struck out Kyle Schwarber looking to end the game.
Hannity has been covering the story surrounding Cohen on his Fox News show, leading to concerns about a conflict of interest. The only answer I can think of is that Cohen liked the idea of being so closely tied to such a prominent person as Hannity .
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With a 2-0 loss to the Jets, the Wild have to win to stay alive in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The hometown fans howled in ear-splitting protest as the popular player groggily dragged himself off the ice.
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All of this culminates in a house show-style 10-man tag match, where Bobby Roode is revealed to be the latest addition to Raw . First, Kurt Angle comes out to open the show, and the crowd is obviously excited to get to whatever surprises are coming.