NASA could have a new tool to scout for exoplanets this summer. The long-awaited Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is set to launch as soon as Monday (a little behind schedule) on a mission to survey our galactic neighborhood for exoplanets. The mission isn’t just to spot them a la Kepler, but to gather data that can tell us what those planets are like. If there’s another Earth nearby, TESS could help us find it.
Other Redditors were intrigued as he documented the experience on the forum website.