SpaceX Mars BFR rocket Port of Los Angeles plans confirmed

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This mission will take about two years.

The satellite will look for transits or occasional light-blocking events that result due to the presence of a planet orbiting a star, according to a statement from NASA.

"They are going to be orbiting the nearest, brightest stars", Elisa Quintana, TESS scientist at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center, told reporters on Sunday.

The launch will be broadcast on NASA website or on its live YouTube stream which you will find below.

The second drone ship is named "Just read the instructions".

Musk, who also leads electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc and rocket company SpaceX, is seeking to revolutionise transportation by sending passengers packed into pods through an intercity system of giant, underground vacuum tubes known as the hyperloop.

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Thousands of exoplanets have already been discovered.

"We might even find planets that orbit stars that we can even see with the naked eye", she added. Artists envisioned a place "Where the nightlife never ends".

"Our universe has gotten so much bigger but people aren't talking about it", Harris said.

"By looking at such a large section of the sky - this kind of stellar real estate - we open up the ability to cherry-pick the best stars to do follow-up science", said Jenn Burt, a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

NASA is planning to launch a new planet-hunter, a Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite that'll sit in an elliptical orbit and scour depths of our cosmos in search of worlds similar to our own.

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