Tag: Magellan Telescope

TESS finds its First Earth-sized Planet

TESS finds its First Earth-sized Planet

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was launched just a year ago but it has already found its first Earth-sized exoplanet. Launched on 18 April 2018, TESS is expected to discover around hundreds of Earth-like planets during its two-year mission. Having said that, this duration could be extended if the satellite is able to successfully…

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Farthest Object Ever Found in the Solar System

Farthest Object Ever Found in the Solar System

Scientists discover an object called ‘Farout’ at a distance of 120 Astronomical Units (AU) from the Sun. Researchers finally found a body in our solar system which is orbiting at more than 100 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun. Farout, also known as 2018 VG18, became the most distant object observed in…

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