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NASA’s TESS mission on track to start hunting exoplanets in 2017

NASA’s TESS mission on track to start hunting exoplanets in 2017 Ever since it debuted in 2009, NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has redefined our understanding of other star systems.Now TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is ticking along on schedule to launch in 2017.

Scientists plan to aim the world's most powerful telescopes at the 'alien megastructure star'

Scientists plan to aim the world's most powerful telescopes at the 'alien megastructure star' That’s the idea behind SETI, and also the huge new alien-hunting Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in China.Even the scientists who work on the big radio telescopes acknowledge the odds are long.

NASA tells astronomers to submit proposals for James Webb Telescope observations

NASA tells astronomers to submit proposals for James Webb Telescope observations Now that the telescope has been built and is undergoing final testing, NASA has turned its attention to the future — namely, what the Webb Telescope is going to do once it’s deployed.The space agency has asked astronomers to start submitting proposals for observations beginning in April 2019.

6 upcoming space missions worth keeping an eye on

6 upcoming space missions worth keeping an eye on These are six of the most important upcoming missions that will get us there.We’ve been talking a lot about the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) lately — NASA has completed construction of the hardware, and is currently testing it on the ground.