TESS Finds Lightweight Mars-sized World

NASA’s TESS spacecraft finds a Mars-sized exoplanet, GJ 367b, orbiting in just 8 hours and mostly made of an iron-nickel core.

IMAGE: An illustration of a red dwarf star orbited by an exoplanet. CREDIT: NASA/ESA/G. Bacon (STScI)

NASA’s TESS mission continues to find the strange and different when it comes to exoplanets. A new paper was published in Science this week that details the discovery of a planet about…

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Beth Johnson

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Planetary scientist, podcast host. Communication specialist for SETI Institute and Planetary Science Institute. Journalist on the Weekly Space Hangout.

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