NASA’s newest planet hunter telescope shares first science image

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite took this snapshot of the Large Magellanic Cloud and the bright star R Doradus with just a single detector of one of its cameras. It's part of TESS&apos “first light” image

"In the sea of stars, filled with new worlds, TESS throws a wide net and will collect promising planet for further study".

The spacecraft transmits summaries of scientific data every 13.5 days, when it periodically reaches its closest to the Earth point on its orbit. For example, the spacecraft NASA's Kepler has identified more than 2,600 confirmed exoplanets.

Launched in April this year, TESS began science operations in July and captured the released imagery in early August. The strip of stars and galaxies consist of the huge and Minute Magellanic Clouds, two dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Skill, and a few brilliant stars that saturated the digicam's detectors: Beta Gruis and R Doradus."This dawn science image exhibits the capabilities of TESS' cameras, and exhibits that the mission will imprint its fabulous attainable in our watch one other Earth", acknowledged Paul Hertz, astrophysics division director at NASA, Washington.A image of all sectors might possibly well maybe be considered below.

Now, in a demonstration of its power, NASA is showing off the first science image the satellite has captured, and boy is it a beauty.

Among other details, the images also have parts of dozen of constellations like Capricornus and Picto and both the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.

NASA has released the first image from its new space telescope.

TESS has four telescopes with matrices a resolution of 16.8 megapixels, each of which has a field of view of 24 by 24 degrees. The brightest stars within the image, Beta Gruis and R Doradus, saturated an entire column of camera detector pixels at the satellite's moment and fourth cameras.

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) captured this strip of stars and galaxies in the southern sky all the way through one 30-minute duration on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

'We learned from Kepler that there are more planets than stars in our sky, and now TESS will open our eyes to the variety of planets around some of the closest stars, ' said Paul Hertz, Astrophysics Division director at NASA's Headquarters. The results represent "first light" for the new space telescope, and indicate that it is ready to begin looking for exoplanets by monitoring nearly the entire night sky to look for regular dips in the brightness of relatively nearby stars. By the end of that period, TESS is expected to have observed about 200,000 stars. Transits are periods of time when planets pass in front of a star. Thirteen sectors in the southern celestial hemisphere will be covered first, followed a year later by 13 sectors in the northern hemisphere.

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