The Spacecraft Tarot: TESS

Judgment provides us closure.

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft rises on United Launch Alliance’s Delta II rocket from Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 6, 2009. Image Credit: NASA, Regina Mitchell-Ryall and Tom Farrar

Kepler discovered over 2,000 exoplanets using the transit method. In fact, scientists are still discovering planets embedded in past Kepler data.

TESS captured the 208 images used to stitch together this mosaic of the northern sky during the spacecraft’s second year of science operations, completed in July 2020. Image Credit: NASA/MIT/TESS and Ethan Kruse (USRA)

Allow judgment to enter your life, answer your questions, and end the wondering.

A plot combining TESS northern and southern mosaics. Image Credit: NASA/MIT/TESS and Ethan Kruse (USRA)

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