Universe  ID: 20272

TESS Spacecraft Animations

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will discover thousands of exoplanets in orbit around the brightest stars in the sky. In a two-year survey of the solar neighborhood, TESS will monitor more than 200,000 stars for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary transits. This first-ever spaceborne all-sky transit survey will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, around a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances. No ground-based survey can achieve this feat.

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Animation Credits

Walt Feimer (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Lead Animator
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Lead Producer
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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