A circular view of the northern sky with segments unfolded like a fan. The sky is full of stars, with a bright band of white light running nearly up and down just to the left of the center. This bright band is the plane of the Milky Way.
Credit: NASA/MIT/TESS and Ethan Kruse (USRA)
Published: October 5, 2020

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) spent nearly a year imaging the northern sky in its search for worlds beyond our solar system. The 13 sectors appear in the order TESS captured them in this animation.

More information: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13710


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