By Erdogan Cagatay Zontur
ANKARA (AA) – The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced Tuesday that its Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission uncovered its first exoplanet with two stars.
“Our @NASAExoplanets mission @NASA_TESS has found its first planet with two suns, located 1,300 light-years away in the constellation Pictor,” NASA said in a Twitter post.
“A @NASAGoddard intern examined TESS data, first flagged by citizen scientists, to make this discovery,” it added.
Wolf Cukier, an intern at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, is responsible for the discovery of the exoplanet, called TOI 1338 b, NASA