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This video is compiled from a series of images taken on July 25 by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. The angular extent of the widest field of view is six degrees. Visible in the images are the comet C/2018 N1, asteroids, variable stars, asteroids and reflected light from Mars. TESS is expected to find thousands of planets around other nearby stars.

Read more: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/nasa-s-planet-hunting-tess-catches-a-comet-before-starting-science

This video is public domain and, along with supporting multimedia, may be downloaded from NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio at: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13030

Video credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology/NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Lead Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems Inc.): Technical Support
Claire Saravia (NASA/GSFC): Lead Public Affairs Officer
Jeanette Kazmierczak (University of Maryland College Park): Lead Science Writer
Padi Boyd (NASA/GSFC): Scientist

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