‘Really Clear Signals’ -TESS Discovery of a Nearby Star System Harboring an Earth-Sized Planet

TESS Exoplanet


“There was quite some detective work involved, and the right people were there at the right time,” said Diana Dragomir,” an exoplanetologist at the University of New Mexico about exoplanets discovered in 2019 that could sustain life using its advanced Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). “But we were lucky,’ she noted, “and we caught the signals, and they were really clear.” The planetary system called L 98-59 is  located around 35 light-years away from Earth and hosts five new worlds that have characteristics that are also found on planets orbiting the sun.