NASA’s TESS exoplanet-hunting space telescope wraps up primary mission

NASA’s exoplanet-hunting TESS space telescope is completed with its number one mission, but its search for extraordinary new worlds goes on.

NASA’s exoplanet-hunting TESS space telescope (short for “Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite”) wrapped up its two-year primary venture on July 4, having found out 66 confirmed alien planets and nearly 2,100 “candidates” that scientists nonetheless need to vet, NASA officials stated.

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