NASA’s TESS Unveils Intriguing New Star System

TESS Spacecraft


“TOI-270 is a true Disneyland for exoplanet science, and one of the prime star systems TESS was set out to discover,” says Maximilian Günther, at MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, of three new worlds that are among the smallest, nearest exoplanets known to date. “It is an exceptional laboratory for not one, but many reasons — it really ticks all the boxes.”