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The final speaker of the #AAS235 @NASA_TESS splinter session is Eliza Kempton. She highlighted how many of the exoplanets being discovered by TESS are prime targets for @NASAWebb - JWST can be used to reveal the properties of the atmospheres of exoplanets!
Roland Vanderspek, Deputy PI of @NASA_TESS, is excited for TESS’s first extended mission. While the prime mission will end in July 2020, the extended mission will start shortly after. #AAS235
.@NASA_TESS data pair well with data from and tools used for other missions like the NASA Kepler and K2 missions! Christina Hedges talked about the Kepler/K2/TESS connection at our splinter session at #AAS235.
Did you know @NASA_TESS also studies objects outside of our galaxy? Krista Smith told us all about how TESS does this at #AAS235.
When @NASA_TESS searches for new exoplanets, it is actually studying stars too! James Davenport discussed the variety of stellar astrophysics we can learn about from @NASA_TESS. #AAS235
Next up at the @NASA_TESS splinter is Andrew Vanderburg, speaking on the incredible exoplanets TESS has discovered in its first year of science. #AAS235
George Ricker, PI of @NASA_TESS, kicks off our splinter meeting at #AAS235 🛰F
The @NASA_TESS splinter session at #AAS235 is getting started!
ICYMI - If you are at #AAS235, join us for more @NASA_TESS fun in about two hours from now, at our evening splinter session!
@NASA_TESS Scientists used @NasaSpitzer to confirm the discoveries and to model the potential environments for TOI 700 d. The planets' star is a small, cool M dwarf just over 100 light-years💡⤳ away in the constellation Dorado.k
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📣Discovery Alert!📣 Meet three new exoplanets discovered b@NASA_TESSSS. One of the planets, TOI 700 d, is an Earth-sized🌍 world in its star's habitable zone (where liquid water💧 *could* exist on the surface). 👋TOI 700 b, c & d! We see
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Astronomers using data from NASA’s TESS were surprised to find that Alpha Draconis, a star visible to the naked-eye, undergoes mutual eclipses with its fainter companion star. The brief six-hour eclipses were easy for ground-based observatories to miss.
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Surprise! The bright, naked-eye star known as Alpha Draconis that has been studied for centuries was just discovered to be an eclipsing binary star by @NASA_TESS. Learn more here:… #AAS235
A signal that was originally thought to be from a stellar eclipse in the TOI 1338 system turned out to be from a new world! This planet became TESS’s first circumbinary planet, a world orbiting two stars.
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.@NASA_TESS has discovered its first circumbinary planet! As shown in this artist impression, this planet orbits around two stars with a period ranging from 93 to 95 days. Learn more here:… #AAS235
NASA’s TESS discovered its first Earth-size planet in a star’s habitable zone, the range of distances where conditions may be just right to allow the presence of liquid water on the surface. @NasaSpitzer followed up and confirmed it.
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.@NASA_TESS has discovered a system of three planets that includes an Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of the cool host star. Read more here:… #AAS235
Otherworldly discoveries alert! Find out the latest @NASAExoplanets findings from our planet-hunting TESS mission. Watch live: #AAS23
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The @NASA_TESS press panel is about to start! Stay tuned for some new results on exoplanets and stars!
We also have a limited number of drink tickets to hand out for the @NASA_TESS splinter session, so stop by our booth to snag one! In addition, light snacks will be available at the splinter session. See you then! #AAS235 (3/3)
The topic of today's @NASA_TESS splinter is "NASA's TESS Mission - Exoplanets, Time Domain Astronomy and Astrophysics from the Prime Mission, and Extended Mission Preview." We have a great set of speakers lined up! #AAS235 (2/3)
If you are attending #AAS235, stop by the @NASA_TESS booth! We are ready to answer all your questions about TESS - or about other exoplanet missions and activities at NASA! We also hope you can join us at our splinter session today, January 6th, at 5:30 pm HST in 306AB. (1/3)
We are starting off the new year with new, exciting science results! The new results will be revealed at a special press panel at #AAS235 that is taking place today, January 6th, at 2:15 pm HST. You can join in person in room 325AB or follow along online:…
@ESA_CHEOPS #Exoplanets – planets around stars other than the☀️ – were first detected using ground-based telescopes in the 1990s. Many discoveries followed, also thanks to #space telescopes 🛰️👍#Cheopsps will follow-up on many of these planets to find out more 🧐 ⬇…wdYV
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☄️ @UofMaryland scientists found a comet outburst using publicly available @NASA_TESS data. Astronomers captured a clear start-to-finish image sequence of an explosive emission of dust, ice and gases from comet 46P/Wirtanen in late 2018. 💥…Wa
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If you’re a fan of transiting planets like we are, check out Mercury transit the Sun today! The stars @NASA_TESS observes are too far away to get images of a transit like this. Instead, TESS measures a dip in a star’s brightness as a planet blocks starlight during a transit.…
A sea of stars was captured by @NASA_TESS over a year of science observations. This mosaic of the southern sky is compiled from 208 images that contain 29 newly discovered exoplanets and more than 1,000 candidates now being studied.
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The southern sky as seen by @NASA_TESS in its first year of operations is shown in this mesmerizing mosaic. The glowing band on the left is the Milky Way, our home galaxy seen edgewise. Learn more about this mosaic that was assembled by Ethan Kruse:…
#ICYMI This artist's rendition of the planet LHS 3844 b was featured as the @NASA Image of the Day on October 8th. This likely rocky planet was one of the first discovered by @NASA_TESS and was also later studied by @NasaSpitzer. Read more here:…
We know of over 4,000 exoplanets today, but the first exoplanets were discovered just a few decades ago. A team whose work led to the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star in 1995 has been awarded a 2019 #NobelPrize in Physics! Congratulations!…
.@NASA_TESS has been finding a lot of exoplanets as well as candidate exoplanets since starting science in July 2018, and now there is a fun new way to visualize these discoveries! Check it out here:…
Models of gravity modes in hot sub-dwarfs predict that @NASA_TESS will be able to observe signs of the never-before-seen helium core flash. Miller-Bertolami et al.:…
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#ICYMI @NASA_TESS and other observatories witnessed a star getting shredded by a black hole, and scientists gathered @NASAGoddard today to talk to news stations around the world about this new detection! Learn more here:… #BlackHoleWeek
Struggling to understand the gravity of the situation? Ask our experts your questions about black holes on @Reddit at 2pm ET, 11am PT today! Hear more about the latest on black holes.
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One of the really fun parts of working at NASA is getting to share your work with the public. Here’s @CarnegieAstro Tom Holoien getting ready for live TV interviews on the recent @NASA_TESS @NASASwift @SuperASASSN @LCO_Global and @ESA_XMM result.
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What happens when a star strays too close to a black hole? Intense tides break it apart into a stream of gas. @NASA_TESS helped produce the most detailed look yet at the beginning of this cataclysmic phenomenon. Visualize how it unfolded: #BlackHoleWeek
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When a star gets too close to a black hole, it can get ripped to shreds as shown in the illustration below. Earlier this year, @NASA_TESS and @NASASwift both witnessed this phenomenon, called a tidal disruption event! Learn more here:… #BlackHoleWeek
TESS is finding planets all over our galaxy, but one place TESS will not be able to easily search is toward our galaxy’s center. In addition to Sgr A*, there are many other stars blended together from TESS's point of view, making it difficult to study them. #BlackHoleWeek…
Black holes are one of the most mysterious objects in space. Where do they come from? Are they where all your missing socks go? Get your questions ready for our black hole experts on @Reddit, at 2pm ET, 11am PT on Friday, September 27th. #BlackHoleWeek
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The main job of @NASA_TESS is to find planets orbiting nearby stars. But, what if TESS found a planet orbiting a black hole? You might not want to live on such a planet! Read why here: #BlackHoleWeek
Black holes are mystifying yet awesome cosmic phenomena. Unfortunately, people have many ideas about them that are more science fiction than science fact. Here are five reasons why you wouldn’t want to live near a black hole: #BlackHoleWeek
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.@NASA_TESS will be pointing its cameras in the direction of M87 starting in March of next year! While we don’t yet know what TESS will see, we are excited that TESS will get to join the fun and check out this exotic object. #BlackHoleWeek…
We are grateful to have the wonderful Elisa Quintana as the Deputy Project Scientist for TESS! @elsisrad @WomenNASA…
Want to get up to speed on black holes? We’ve got you covered! A black hole is an object so dense that not even light can escape it. #BlackHoleWeek⚫ 1/6
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In addition to surveying the sky to find exoplanets, @NASA_TESS is studying black holes too! Later this week, we will share what TESS can reveal about these elusive objects. Stay tuned! #BlackHoleWeek
It’s #BlackHoleWeek⚫️! Ever thought about visiting a black hole? We wouldn’t recommend it … 🚷⛔⚠️ Still want to? Well, we have some safety tips for you.
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#ICYMI The TESS project team received a @NASAGoddard Agency Honor Award last week! Pictured here is former TESS project manager Jeff Volosin (right) receiving the Silver Achievement Medal from acting Center Director George Morrow (left). Go team! @TESSatMIT @northropgrumman
.@NASA_TESS observed many, many flares coming from our nearest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri! Learn more @physorg_com!…
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