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03.27.2019

Data flows from NASA’s TESS Mission, leads to discovery of Saturn-sized planet

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Iowa State University professor of physics and astronomy, Steve Kawaler, and Miles Lucas, an Iowa State undergraduate, contributed to the analysis of a planet discovered by NASA’s new TESS Mission. It’s the first planet identified by TESS for which the oscillations — “starquakes” — of the planet’s host star could be measured. A scientific paper by an international team of astronomers will report the discovery in The Astronomical Journal.