NASA’s Tess spacecraft blasted off from Earth earlier this year in a search for new planets that could support life. Tess lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, riding a SpaceX Falcon rocket. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will spend two years scouring 85% of the sky and hundreds of thousands of its brightest stars.

But did you know that one part of the research that will come back from Tess could actually help blind and partially sighted people to better understand the universe around us?

Listen to this special report brought to you by Blind Guy Steven Scott.

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