TESS discovers three new planets nearby, including temperate “sub-Neptune”

Planetary system orbiting an unusually quiet star is ideal for future habitability searches.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | July 29, 2019 | mit
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Jacqueline Hewitt to step down as director of the MIT Kavli Institute

Physics professor brought leadership, resources, and an intellectual focus to the MIT astrophysics faculty and research staff during 15 years at the helm.

Julia C. Keller | School of Science | Nov. 29, 2018 | mit
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TESS takes initial test image | MIT News

Exoplanet-seeking satellite developed by MIT swings by moon toward final orbit.

School of Science | May 18, 2018
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Ushering in the next phase of exoplanet discovery | MIT News

Professor Sara Seager previews a new era of discovery as a leader of the TESS mission, which is expected to find some 20,000 extrasolar planets.

Lauren Hinkel | Oceans at MIT | May 3, 2018
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TESS readies for takeoff | MIT News

Satellite developed by MIT aims to discover thousands of nearby exoplanets, including at least 50 Earth-sized ones.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | April 12, 2018
~15 mins |

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Citizen scientists discover five tightly packed exoplanets | MIT News

The planetary system’s dense configuration gives clues to its formation

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Jan. 11, 2018
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TESS mission to discover new planets moves toward launch | MIT News

Satellite’s cameras have been delivered by MIT researchers and passed NASA inspection.

Helen Knight | MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research | Aug. 4, 2017
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Another potentially habitable extrasolar planet discovered | MIT News

Some 40 light-years away, "super-Earth" identified as new target for atmospheric study.

Helen Hill | EAPS | April 21, 2017
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Girls Who Build Cameras workshop sparks future engineers | MIT News

High school girls learn to construct cameras and program image filters at Lincoln Laboratory event.

Elizabeth Sheeley | Lincoln Laboratory | July 12, 2016
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New exoplanet in our neighborhood | MIT News

Though likely uninhabitable, planet is rocky, Earth-sized, and near enough for study of its atmosphere.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Nov. 11, 2015
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