April 24, 2024

Rare discovery of exoplanets paves the way for discovery of Earth-like worlds

Space-based TESS satellite

The space-based TESS satellite uses the transit method to measure the tiny drops of starlight when an exoplanet passes in front of it. TESS allowed the characterization of sub-Neptune HD88986b, accurately determining the size of the planet. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Astronomers have discovered a rare discovery: a small, cold

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