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 on: Today at 05:15:52 pm 
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 on: Today at 05:15:25 pm 
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Planet-hunting probe captures first image
Posted on Sunday, 20 May, 2018 |



The image shows the southern constellation Centaurus. Image Credit: NASA/MIT/TESS
NASA's new spacecraft has returned a breathtaking two-second exposure which features over 200,000 stars.
Designed to carry on where the Kepler Space Telescope left off, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched in to space aboard a Falcon 9 rocket back on April 18th.

The new photograph, which was taken as a test of one of the probe's four cameras, shows only a small fraction of the total area of sky that it will be able to scan when operations begin next month.

Once it gets going, scientists hope that TESS will find thousands of previously undiscovered extrasolar planets including many potentially habitable worlds in neighboring solar systems.

The most promising candidates will become targets for the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope.

"TESS will be the first space-based, all-sky surveyor to search for exoplanets - planets outside of our own solar system," NASA wrote on its website.

"However, the spacecraft isn't looking for just any planets. It's specifically searching for those that are Earth-like, and close enough to our own celestial neighborhood that scientists can study them further."

A higher resolution version of the new TESS image can be viewed - here.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/nasa-s-new-planet-hunter-snaps-initial-test-image-swings-by-moon-toward-final-orbit

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 on: Today at 03:37:21 pm 
Started by Cult of the Sun, Night of the Unliving Doomed, Haunted Souls - Last post by Cult of the Sun, Night of the Unliving Doomed, Haunted Souls
Whitby is where Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' novel takes place in part.  Mainly two ghosts that haunt the Abbey: the founding Abbess Saint Hilda of Whitby and a nun who was brutally killed as punishment for misbehaving, Constance de Beverley. Some people claim they see the Abbess roaming around the remains of her Abbey and can hear the begging and screams of Constance.

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 on: Today at 03:35:50 pm 
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Whitby is where Dracula (in the guise of a black dog) arrives in England, when the ship he is travelling on, Demeter, runs aground.

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 on: Today at 03:35:13 pm 
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 on: Today at 03:34:58 pm 
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 on: Today at 03:34:47 pm 
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 on: Today at 03:34:30 pm 
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 on: Today at 03:34:06 pm 
Started by Cult of the Sun, Night of the Unliving Doomed, Haunted Souls - Last post by Cult of the Sun, Night of the Unliving Doomed, Haunted Souls
The ghosts of Whitby Abbey, England

https://youtu.be/eg1foLqNZbI?t=342

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 on: Today at 12:48:16 am 
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