Monthly Archives: November 2018

NASA’s TESS telescope has discovered two new Earth-like planets – and USQ is involved

As noted in the following article, NASA’s TESS telescope has discovered two new Earth-like planets – a “super-Earth” and a “hot Earth” less than 60 light years away:

https://www.cnet.com/news/nasas-tess-telescope-just-discovered-two-new-earth-like-planets/

USQ astronomers are on the relevant discovery papers:

TESS DISCOVERY OF A TRANSITING SUPER-EARTH IN THE Π MENSAE SYSTEM
TESS DISCOVERY OF AN ULTRA-SHORT-PERIOD PLANET AROUND THE NEARBY M DWARF LHS 3844 (Rhodes Hart)