NASA and SpaceX To Launch Super Telescope Hoping to Find New Planets with Life + How to Watch LIVE STREAM (Video)

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launches a new planet-hunting telescope to ‘discover thousands of planets’ aboard a SpaceX rocket.

Nexter.org reports how to watch live stream and interesting details about the mission.

Planet-hunter

and SpaceX teamed up to launch ’s most powerful telescope into space Monday aiming to find other planets that can potentially support life.

The new spacecraft is called TESS, or the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, and is tasked with discovering “thousands of exoplanets in orbit around the brightest stars in the sky,” according to ’s website.

The space telescope will be flying as far out as the moon and scan the sky for planets, then come back towards Earth to send home its data. Each orbit will take nearly 14 days.

TESS is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:32 p.m. EDT on April 16 aboard a 230-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket.

“In a two-year survey of the solar neighborhood, TESS will search for tell-tale dips in the brightness of stars that indicate an orbiting planet regularly transiting across the face of its star,” SpaceX said in a press release.

Over two years, TESS will photograph a different sector of the sky every 27 days.

How to watch

Likely, there are several ways you can observe the launch live stream.

  • You may turn on NASA TV and NASA Live will begin showing extensive coverage of the launch starting at 6 p.m. EDT.
  • You can tune in on the space agency’s Ustream channel – click the link.
  • Also, you can watch that YouTube stream below.

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NASA and SpaceX To Launch Super Telescope Hoping to Find New Planets with Life + How to Watch LIVE STREAM
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