SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy payload is paying off

Three exoplanets already confirmed in first three months of observation

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
10th January, 2019

The first big discovery by TESS, the successor to Kepler, has hinted at far more to come. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, which was the primary payload on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch last year, has possibly found a planet a lot bigger and far less hospitable than Earth amongst the first three exoplanets it has confirmed in its first three months of observation.

First to the ones that there’s certainty around. Pi Mensae...

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