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International planet hunters unveil massive catalog of strange worlds


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International planet hunters unveil massive catalog of strange worlds

NASA TESS-Keck Survey details mass, density of 126 planets

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While thousands of planets have been discovered around other stars, relatively little is known about them. A NASA catalog featuring 126 exotic, newly discovered worlds includes detailed measurements that allow for comparisons with our own solar system. 

The planets were analyzed by a large, international team of scientists using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) in collaboration with the W.M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawai’i. They are described in today’s edition of The Astrophysical Journal Supplement. 

Read More: ➡️ University of California, Riverside

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