TESS

Rather, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, was launched in 2018 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9. Since then, it has been pointed outward toward distant stars in search of exoplanets. It's primary mission lasted two years and now the data has been collected and published. TESS found 2241 exoplanet candidates orbiting the brightest stars in the … Continue reading TESS

TRAPPIST-1e

To explain the rather obscure title; TRAPPIST-1e is an exoplanet around a red dwarf star about 39 light years away from Earth. It's one of seven planets and of those seven, it is one of the three that sit within the habitable zone of the star. Why do I bring this up? Well, I have … Continue reading TRAPPIST-1e