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The search for worlds circling stars far beyond our solar system will resume in the coming weeks with NASA’s launch of a spacecraft scientists hope will enlarge the known catalog of so-called exoplanets believed capable of supporting life.

NASA plans to send the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket set for blastoff between April 16 and June on a two-year, $337 million mission.

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