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NASA's TESS Discovers New Worlds in a River of Young Stars

12 Feb 2021, 19:00 UTC
NASA's TESS Discovers New Worlds in a River of Young Stars NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Using observations from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), an international team of astronomers has discovered a trio of hot worlds larger than Earth orbiting a much younger version of our Sun called TOI 451. The system resides in the recently discovered Pisces-Eridanus stream, a collection of stars less than 3% the age of our solar system that stretches across one-third of the sky.

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