NASA Sets Sight On Other Exoplanets
Earth is slowly changing and experiencing critical damages inside and out that are slowly causing its destruction. NASA scientists are hopeful to explore and discover other exoplanets outside the Solar System that can be inhabited by humans.
NASA's TESS Mission
The Transiting Exoplanet Surver Satellite (TESS) will begin its mission in searching for exoplanets beyond the Earth's own galaxy. The goal is to look for planets with composition as same as Earth and Venus. It is expected that NASA will begin this new adventure not later than June 2018.
NASA knows that miracles are needed to have a successful mission in looking for exoplanets. The Hubble Space Telescope and James Webb Telescope will guide TESS in its journey to find other exoplanets.
"The problem is that we've had very few exoplanet targets that are good for follow-up. TESS will change that," said TESS Project Scientist Stephen Rinehart. NASA is very positive that the new mission will locate more.
TESS Guest Investigator (GI) Program will help the scientists to pick up interesting things that TESS will collect, which NASA will be using statistically for future reference, in a report on HNGN.
Proxima B, Earth's Almost Twin
Last August, Proxima B was the star of the space discoveries. The scientists found out that it is actually bigger than Earth and that there are oceans in the planet.
Scientists at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Cornell University have conducted a study and found out that it is 4.2 light-years away from Earth, having a weight that is 1.3 times heavier than the Green Planet.
According to Seeker, scientists are suggesting that if there are oceans on Proxima B, life could blossom there. "In both cases, a thin, gassy atmosphere could surround the planet, like on Earth, rendering Proxima B potentially habitable," CNRS said.
After discovering water and gas on Proxima B, the scientists want to look for water vapor and hopefully oxygen. When there is oxygen, there will be ozone, according to CNN.
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