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TESS mission discovers massive ice giant

Written by  Wednesday, 01 July 2020 06:37
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Boston MA (SPX) Jul 02, 2020
The "ice giant" planets Neptune and Uranus are much less dense than rocky, terrestrial planets such as Venus and Earth. Beyond our solar system, many other Neptune-sized planets, orbiting distant stars, appear to be similarly low in density. Now, a new planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, seems to buck this trend. The planet, named TOI-849 b, is the 749t

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