From astrobites: “Predicting the number of planets from TESS”

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Title: A Revised Exoplanet Yield from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
Authors: Thomas Barclay, Joshua Pepper, Elisa V. Quintana
First Author’s Institution: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA

Status: Submitted to AAS Journals, open access available on arXiv

Exoplanet hunters around the world held their breath while NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched last Wednesday.

NASA/TESS

Thankfully the launch was a success and after 60 days of orbit manoeuvring and engineering tests, TESS is expected to begin its initial two years of science observations. The question is: how many planets do we expect TESS to find?

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