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The +NASATESS team has been working hard to finalize the design of NASA's next exoplanet hunter. Check out how TESS will likely look after launch!
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Just think how many new worlds await discovery... ‪#‎exoplanets‬ http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2233.html
This artist's illustration gives an impression of how common planets are around the stars in the Milky Way. The planets, their orbits and their host stars are all vastly magnified compared to their real separations.
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The discovery of new #‎exoplanets‬ is exciting; you never know what you may find. Perhaps water worlds await for +NASATESS  to discover!

http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/the-solar-system-and-beyond-is-awash-in-water/?linkId=13381433
Next time you sip a humble glass of H2O, consider this: The story of water connects each of us to processes that shape our universe.
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Our Solar System and Beyond: NASA’s Search for Water and Habitable Planets. Tune in on April 7th!

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/april/our-solar-system-and-beyond-nasa-s-search-for-water-and-habitable-planets/
NASA Television will air an event from 1 – 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 7, featuring leading science and engineering experts discussing the recent discoveries of water and organics in our solar system, the role our sun plays in water-loss in neighboring planets, and our search for habitable worlds among the stars.
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Pictured here is +NASATESS's spacecraft High Gain Antenna (HGA) engineering unit. The HGA will be used to transmit TESS ‪#‎exoplanet‬ science data from the spacecraft to the ground for eventual processing. +Orbital ATK Photo Courtesy of Vanguard Space Technologies
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Staff from +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) describe a technique that analyzes data from NASA’s Kepler space observatory to determine the types of clouds on planets that orbit other stars, known as #exoplanets. These science techniques may be used on data from +NASATESS https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/clouds-around-exoplanets-0303
Team describes use of method to determine properties of clouds surrounding the exoplanet Kepler-7b.
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The +NASATESS Risk Reduction Unit (RRU) camera has entered testing at +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. The testing of the RRU will help characterize the TESS camera design performance before moving forward with building the flight units that will find ‪#‎exoplanets‬
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In case you missed it, here is today's #NASABeyond event that discussed the recent discoveries of water and organics in our solar system, the role our sun plays in water-loss in neighboring planets, and our search for habitable worlds among the stars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiAT41aHaH4
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The earth is 75% weather....why not doing some thing here....!
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There are (so far) 1,800 known ‪#‎exoplanets‬ beyond our solar system, but among all of them, there's no place like Earth. This Earth Day, April 22, we're asking you to share pictures and video of your favorite places on Earth using social media – and tag them ‪#‎NoPlaceLikeHome‬
Details: http://www.nasa.gov/likehome/
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Optical lens for +NASATESS​'s Risk Reduction Unit (the next generation of our cameras to find #exoplanets)
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NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
Introduction
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will use an array of telescopes to perform an all-sky survey to discover transiting exoplanets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, in orbit around the nearest and brightest stars in the sky.

TESS team partners include the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (MKI) and MIT Lincoln Laboratory; NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center; Orbital ATK Inc.; NASA’s Ames Research Center; the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; the Aerospace Corporation; and the Space Telescope Science Institute.

TESS was selected by NASA as an Astrophysics Explorer mission in 2013. The TESS launch date is no earlier than June 2018 (the current working launch date is August 2017).