Exploring for Existence of Exoplanets

Created by NASA Wavelength Last updated 4/23/2018

NASA’s latest space satellite – along with our attention and imagination – is turned outside our solar system in the search for exoplanets. The April 18, 2018 launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) intensifies the search for planets that orbit stars outside of our solar system, including those that could support life. Invite your students to join in the search by learning more about the mission, more about exoplanets, and more about ESS1A – The Universe and Its Stars.