Publications

We request that scientific publications using data obtained from the TESS project include one of the following acknowledgments:

This paper includes data collected by the TESS mission, which are publicly available from the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST). Funding for the TESS mission is provided by NASA's Science Mission directorate

Publication database

The TESS Science Support Center curates a list of scientific publications pertaining to TESS. The database contains 75 publications, of which 40 are peer-reviewed. It demonstrates the important impact of TESS data on astronomical research.

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If you spot an error in the database, such as a missing entry, please get in touch or open an issue in the GitHub repository of the database.

Last update: 03 Dec 2018.


Breakdown by year & mission

The graph below shows the number of publications as a function of year.

Publication rate by year


Breakdown by subject

Both TESS data have been used for scientific applications that reach far beyond exoplanet research. While 44 works relate to exoplanets (59%), a total of 31 pertain to other areas of astrophysics (41%).

Publications by subject


Most-cited publications

TESS publications have cumulatively been cited 952 times. The list below shows the most-cited publications, based on the citation count obtained from NASA ADS.

  1. TRANSITING EXOPLANET SURVEY SATELLITE (TESS)
    Ricker, George R., Winn, Joshua N., Vanderspek, Roland, et al.
    2015JATIS...1a4003R 326 citations

  2. THE TRANSITING EXOPLANET SURVEY SATELLITE: SIMULATIONS OF PLANET DETECTIONS AND ASTROPHYSICAL FALSE POSITIVES
    Sullivan, Peter W., Winn, Joshua N., Berta-Thompson, Zachory K., et al.
    2015ApJ...809...77S 171 citations

  3. THE TESS INPUT CATALOG AND CANDIDATE TARGET LIST
    Stassun, Keivan G., Oelkers, Ryan J., Pepper, Joshua, et al.
    2018AJ....156..102S 40 citations

  4. THE ASTEROSEISMIC POTENTIAL OF TESS: EXOPLANET-HOST STARS
    Campante, T. L., Schofield, M., Kuszlewicz, J. S., et al.
    2016ApJ...830..138C 33 citations

  5. A REVISED EXOPLANET YIELD FROM THE TRANSITING EXOPLANET SURVEY SATELLITE (TESS)
    Barclay, Thomas, Pepper, Joshua, Quintana, Elisa V.
    2018ApJS..239....2B 32 citations

  6. THE TRANSITING EXOPLANET SURVEY SATELLITE MISSION
    Ricker, G. R.
    2014JAVSO..42..234R 26 citations

  7. THE K2-TESS STELLAR PROPERTIES CATALOG
    Stassun, Keivan G., Pepper, Joshua A., Oelkers, Ryan, et al.
    2014arXiv1410.6379S 20 citations

  8. PLANET DETECTION SIMULATIONS FOR SEVERAL POSSIBLE TESS EXTENDED MISSIONS
    Bouma, L. G., Winn, Joshua N., Kosiarek, Jacobi, et al.
    2017arXiv170508891B 20 citations

  9. ASTEROSEISMOLOGY OF RED GIANTS: FROM ANALYSING LIGHT CURVES TO ESTIMATING AGES
    Davies, G. R., Miglio, A.
    2016AN....337..774D 20 citations

  10. THE TESS-HERMES SURVEY DATA RELEASE 1: HIGH-RESOLUTION SPECTROSCOPY OF THE TESS SOUTHERN CONTINUOUS VIEWING ZONE
    Sharma, Sanjib, Stello, Dennis, Buder, Sven, et al.
    2018MNRAS.473.2004S 17 citations