SpaceX will launch TESS today at 6:51 p.m. Furthermore, because a host star illuminates a transiting planet from behind, some of the starlight passes through the planet’s atmosphere (if it exists). Only registered members of Astronomy.com are allowed to comment on this article. Falcon Heavy also has its first real mission (this one doesn't involve sending a used car into space) scheduled for June and a demonstration of its crew Dragon spacecraft later in the year.
EDT April 18. Scheduled for an April 2018 launch, the spacecraft will prowl for planets around the closest, brightest stars. Toronto Attack Suspect Charged in Van Attack According to the Associated Press, 25-year-old Alek Minassian was charged with 10 counts of 1st degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder. The child was born at 11:01 a.m. local time, weighing 8lbs 7oz. Captain Robert Plummer held a press conference at LVMPD headquarters Thursday to provide updates on the arrest of Anthony J.
It will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, around a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances. One system is so packed with planets that eight of them are closer to their star than the Earth is to the Sun. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) aims to discover thousands of exoplanets -- ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants -- in orbit around the brightest stars during a two-year survey.