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. Funding for the TESS mission is provided by the NASA Explorer Program.

Publication database

The TESS Science Support Center curates a list of scientific publications pertaining to TESS. The database contains 63 publications, of which 33 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: 23 Sep 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 35 works relate to exoplanets (56%), a total of 28 pertain to other areas of astrophysics (44%).

Publications by subject


Most-cited publications

TESS publications have cumulatively been cited 838 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 278 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 145 citations

  3. CHARACTERIZING TRANSITING PLANET ATMOSPHERES THROUGH 2025
    Cowan, N. B., Greene, T., Angerhausen, D., et al.
    2015PASP..127..311C 51 citations

  4. UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF STELLAR MULTIPLICITY ON THE DERIVED PLANET RADII FROM TRANSIT SURVEYS: IMPLICATIONS FOR KEPLER, K2, AND TESS
    Ciardi, David R., Beichman, Charles A., Horch, Elliott P., et al.
    2015ApJ...805...16C 50 citations

  5. THE ASTEROSEISMIC POTENTIAL OF TESS: EXOPLANET-HOST STARS
    Campante, T. L., Schofield, M., Kuszlewicz, J. S., et al.
    2016ApJ...830..138C 31 citations

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

  7. THE TESS INPUT CATALOG AND CANDIDATE TARGET LIST
    Stassun, Keivan G., Oelkers, Ryan J., Pepper, Joshua, et al.
    2018AJ....156..102S 23 citations

  8. ASTEROSEISMOLOGY OF RED GIANTS: FROM ANALYSING LIGHT CURVES TO ESTIMATING AGES
    Davies, G. R., Miglio, A.
    2016AN....337..774D 19 citations

  9. THE K2-TESS STELLAR PROPERTIES CATALOG
    Stassun, Keivan G., Pepper, Joshua A., Oelkers, Ryan, et al.
    2014arXiv1410.6379S 18 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 14 citations