NASA’s ‘TESS’ spacecraft to launch for new planets on Monday

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is set to take off on Monday in a search for new planets near the closest and brightest stars. “The mission is expected to catalog thousands of planet candidates and vastly increase the current number of known exoplanets,” NASA said in a press release. “TESS will find the most…

Eighth planet discovered orbiting Kepler-90

A newly discovered planet, Kepler-90i, means that the Kepler-90 star now has tied for most planets orbiting a single star with our own solar system. The discovery, made with the help of artificial intelligence machine learning, is a rocky planet that reaches temperatures over a scorching 426 degrees Celsius, similar to Mercury. Kepler-90i is around…

Asteroid to Come “Damn Close” to Earth

NASA has confirmed an asteroid the size of a house will narrowly miss the Earth when it passes by on Thursday. The space agency’s specialists have been monitoring the close approach of the asteroid named 2012 TC4 fearing it could collide with the planet, but now believe it could pass the Earth as close as…