New NASA satellite two days I discovered two Earth-like planets

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NASA satellite to search for Earth-like planets outside the Solar system discovered the second two days of the planet, worthy of scholarly attention, according to the official Twitter channel dedicated to the operation of the satellite.

«The second planet candidate detected! Slightly larger than Earth, this planet revolves around the LHS 3844, dwarf star class M 49 light years away, every 11 hours,» the report says. Discovery described as «hot Land».

About the discovery of the first planet reported on 19 September. In the message it is called «super-Earth» orbiting the star PI table mountain in the constellation of table mountain at a distance of about 60 light years from Earth. According to NASA, the mass and radius of the planet indicate a density comparable to the density of water, which allows to make a conclusion about the possible presence of water or gases. This is one of two known planets in this system.

The apparatus of the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) NASA called the «hunter planet» and hope that it will be «a new step in the search for planets outside the Solar system, called exoplanets». It launched in April 2018. According to the creators, TESS will explore nearly 200 of the thousands of stars near the Sun. Scientists hope that data from the device will clarify and significantly increase the number of known exoplanets and will provide the basis for future research.

New camera moving in a highly elliptical orbit, about two years will «scan» the space, observing through your camera for the brightest stars. The probe and the space telescope «Kepler», to watch the glow of the stars, locking them on the disk for the periodic dimming that indicates the passing before them of other cosmic bodies. the Probe will make a revolution in orbit every 13.7 per day, the data transmission will occur during its approach to Earth. Although the probe will not search for life on other planets, he collected data will help to determine the planet on which it is potentially possible.

According to NASA, TESS will observe practically the entire sky, covering 350 times more space than the space telescope «Kepler». In the development of the mission satellite and the creation of the apparatus involved more than ten universities and research centers around the world.