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NASA's TESS planet-hunting satellite launches into space

NASA’s new planet-hunting TESS satellite launched into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday. The satellite launched into Earth’s orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, beginning a two-year mission to study nearby star systems to look for alien worlds that might harbor life.

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