A promotional video for NASA‘s upcoming TESS mission explains how the spacecraft will search for new worlds. TESS is the successor to the current Kepler mission which can only view a small section of the sky to search for exoplanets. TESS is scheduled to launch in 2017, and use four cameras to monitor the entire sky, focusing on brighter stars than the Kepler mission to hunt for transiting exoplanets. The brighter stars will allow for easier follow-up analysis when exoplanets are discovered.
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