New NASA mission is discovering a new planet per month outside the solar system

The TESS mission

The TESS mission

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One of the new planets is 23 times the size of Earth, which means it is more gaseous than rocky. NASA's spacecraft also observed six supernovas

In just three months, the TESS mission - which NASA sent in search of planets - observed three new planets and six supernovas beyond our solar system, the British newspaper The Guardian reported.

Since the start of a space survey in July, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) project, led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has identified Pi Mensae b, a super-Earth that travels around a star every six days, and LHS 3844b, a rocky world with an orbit of only 11 hours.

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