Hunt for planets proceeds with TESS telescope

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MYSTERY WIRE — Astronomers could discover more than 10,000 planets in our galaxy as the TESS telescope examines nearby stars.

A new report says 29 planets have already been confirmed, and another 1,200 “planetary candidates” have been discovered in just over a year. The effort is paying special attention to planets in the “habitable” zone, with properties similar to our planet: land surface, water and an atmosphere.

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