Today’s Video of the Day from NASA describes the findings from the first year of discovery by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
The space telescope has identified 21 planets outside of our solar system, or exoplanets, in the southern sky.
TESS will now focus on searching for other worlds in the northern hemisphere.
Beyond the 21 confirmed planets, TESS has identified over 800 potential exoplanets that are waiting for confirmation.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: NASA