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Watch Nasa’s Tess Launch Live Here – Probe To Find 300 ‘earth-sized’ Planets Takes Off Today



LATER today, Nasa will launch the TESS satellite into space, where it’ll hunt for undiscovered exoplanets orbiting stars.

Want to watch the Nasa TESS launch? We’ve got a livestream video below, plus all the details on the start time and what TESS is designed to do.

EPA TESS is a survey satellite that will track down undiscovered planets

What time does the Nasa TESS satellite take off?

The Nasa TESS launch is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 16.

We’re expecting take-off to begin at 11.32pm UK time – or 6.32pm on the east coast of America.

However, the livestream should begin at 11.15pm, so make sure to tune in then so you don’t miss it.

It’s worth noting that rocket launches are famously difficult to pull off successfully, so it’s possible that the launch time may not be exact.

AFP or licensors TESS finds planets by waiting for them to pass in front of their stars, blocking the light

How to watch the Nasa TESS launch live

It’s easy – just use our video player below.

Note that the video won’t kick in until 11.15pm, so don’t fret if it doesn’t work before then.

Keep this page bookmarked and check back to watch it live.

WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch with NASA’s ‘planet-hunting’ spacecraft, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), from Cape Canaveral

What is the Nasa TESS satellite?

TESS is a survey satellite, so it’s job is to go into space and gather information.

It’s part of Nasa’s search for planets outside of our solar system, including ones that might support life.

It’ll work by finding exoplanets that block light from their host stars – that’s called a “transit”.

TESS will be surveying 200,000 of the brightest stars near the sun to find these transiting planets.

“TESS scientists expect the mission will catalog thousands of planet candidates and vastly increase the current number of known exoplanets,” explains Nasa.

“Of these, approximately 300 are expected to be Earth-sized and super-Earth-sized exoplanets, which are worlds no larger than twice the size of Earth.”

TESS will be surveying the entire sky over two years, breaking it up into 26 different sectors.

Using powerful cameras, the spacecraft will “stare” at each sector for at least 27 days, looking at the brightest stars.


Snapchat Adds A Virtual Pet – And Reveals Amazing Perk For Three Customers



SNAPCHAT has added its first-ever augmented reality pet – a virtual companion called Puggerfly.

And the app’s creators also revealed that using Snapchat will no longer eat up mobile data for certain Three customers.

Snapchat You can find the fabulous Puggerfly in Snapchat right now

Both announcements were made in partnership with the UK mobile network.

Puggerfly is a winged dog that will star in Three’s new TV ad.

And the magical mutt will be available within Snapchat, letting you place a virtual version of Puggerfly into your Snapchat photos and videos.

This augmented reality, or AR, tech means you can create hilarious Snaps of yourself walking your half-pug, half-butterfly pet.

Snapchat AR tech will let you embed Puggerfly into the real world around you

“Millions of people play with augmented reality every day on Snapchat and we think they’ll adore Puggerfly,” said Snapchat’s Claire Valoti.

“Each day they’ll find a new Lens in the carousel that day-by-day builds their relationship with their new AR pet over the course of a week.

“It’s the first time a brand has used multiple Lenses in this way to tell a character-driven story and we think it’s very powerful.”

Puggerfly will only be available to Snapchat users from April 26 for seven days.

Snapchat Puggerfly is Snapchat’s first AR pet

And you don’t need to be on the Three network to get access to Puggerfly.

But you will need to be a Three customer to take advantage of the zero-data-usage access to Snapchat.

Using Snapchat can rack up some serious mobile data usage – from downloading Stories and uploading videos, it can be quite a drain.

Last year, Three launched Go Binge, a scheme that means means using some specifically chosen services won’t eat into your monthly data allowance.

Currently, eligible Three customers can use Netflix, TVPlayer, Apple Music, SoundCloud and Deezer without using up data.

And now Snapchat has been added to the roster of services too.

“We have always been famous for encouraging people to share all types of content with friends and family as it’s such an integral part of everyday life,” said Three’s Shadi Halliwell.

“We also know that our customers love chatting, creating and sharing pictures or videos on their mobiles and the fact our customers use more than three and a half times more data on our network than any other, is testament to this.”

There’s a catch, though.

You’ll need to be a Go Binge eligible customer on 12GB+ Advanced Plans or a 4GB Advanced Plan.

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Instagram Lets You Share Multiple Photos And Vids In Stories At Once – Here’s How



INSTAGRAM addicts will love the latest app update: you can now upload multiple photos and videos to your Story in one go.

It means making an awesome Instagram Story will now be much quicker – so expect to see celebs posting way longer stories from now on.

Getty – Contributor It’s now easier than ever to create amazing Instagram Stories

Until now, Stories were a a bit of a pain to upload.

You’d have to manually insert every single pic or clip individually, restarting the process for each piece of content.

But a new Instagram app update changes all that.

The bad news is that it only works on Android phones right now, but it’ll land on iOS (so iPhones and iPads) in the coming weeks.

Getty – Contributor The Instagram app has received a brand new update

Uploading multiple stories is easy.

When you go to upload content to your Story, there’s now a new icon in the top right of your screen.

Tap it and you’ll be presented with your phone’s image gallery.

From there, you can select up to a maximum of 10 photos and videos.

Next, you’ll see a preview of how it looks, and you’ll be able to make edits before sending it live.

That means you can add text, stickers or filters to individual photos or videos before they upload.

Once you’re done, you’ll be able to send them all to your Story in one great big rush.

A recent update also made it possible to download all your Instagram photos in one go.

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New Snapchat Update Adds Lens Face Filters For Multiplayer Games You Control With Your Face



SNAPCHAT is launching new shared Lenses that let you play games using facial expressions and goof around with your mates in tow.

They’re called Snappables and they boast aliens, a rock band, a disco dance party, and a basketball challenge, among other augmented reality graphics.

Snapchat Snapchat Lenses are getting even more interactive

You can compete using motion and facial expressions (and boring old touch controls), which may make you look a fool on the tube – but who cares when you’re having a blast, right?

The feature will begin rolling out to Snapchatters globally this week on iOS and Android, with new Snappables landing every week thereafter.

You can find the new Lenses in the Lens carousel, located to the left of the circular capture button (away from traditional World and face Lenses that lie to the right).

Just tap one of the new Snappable icons to get started, and you’ll be shown on-screen instructions to help you get underway.

Snapchat Challenge your mates to beat your high scores on Snapchat’s new Snappables

Snapchat Have a dance off with friends

Some, including the rock band and dance party Lenses, will allow you to invite friends to join the fun.

The same goes for the playable Snappables, which let you share your high scores as Snaps, encouraging your pals to have a go too.

“We see Snappables as just the very beginning of a new type of AR experience on Snapchat,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.

“Up until today, Lenses have been about transforming your look or the world around you through content. Snappables are the first shared AR experiences on Snapchat.

“Snappables invite you to become a part of another world and then your share that world with your friends.”

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