200,000 stars. Photo: NASA/MIT/TESS

NASA’s newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has just taken a two-second test exposure snapshot of the southern constellation Centaurus. The photo, taken with one of four TESS cameras, reveals more than 200,000 stars.

Why it matters: TESS, which was launched on April 18 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, is well on its way to hunting for other planets outside our solar system that could harbor life.

Catch up quick, via Mashable:

  • TESS is set to roam for 2 years searching for other planets that are located around bright, nearby stars.
  • TESS is intended to build on the legacy of another planet-hunting mission, the Kepler Space Telescope, which spotted about 2,600 exoplanets.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 12 a.m. ET: 33,282,969 — Total deaths: 1,000,867 — Total recoveries: 23,066,203Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 12 a.m. ET: 7,148,009 — Total deaths: 205,069 — Total recoveries: 2,794,608 — Total tests: 102,342,416Map.
  3. Business: Companies are still holding back earnings guidance.
  4. Health: Trump announces plan to distribute 150 million rapid tests —The childless vaccine.
  5. Media: Fauci: Some of what Fox News reports about COVID-19 is "outlandish"
  6. States: Cuomo extends New York moratorium on evictions until 2021.
  7. World: More than 1 million people have now died from coronavirus — India the second country after U.S. to hit 6 million cases.

Bob Woodward: "I was not going to hide" my opinion on Trump

Bob Woodward didn't want to join Senate Republicans in privately condemning President Trump but declining to do so publicly, he told Jonathan Swan in an interview for "Axios on HBO."

Why it matters: Woodward has covered 9 presidents, but Trump is the first that Woodward explicitly described as "the wrong man for the job."

Watch the full Jonathan Swan interview with Bob Woodward

In the latest episode of "Axios on HBO," Jonathan Swan interviews Bob Woodward about his new book, "Rage," which was based on 19 interviews with President Trump.