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How a special telescope learns about new planets

26.10.20206 min

The Swiss-led CHEOPS space telescope observes bright stars known to host planets.

CHEOPS is a space telescope, whose name stands for 'CHaracterizing ExOPlanet Satellite'. Unlike other missions dedicated to searching for new planets, CHEOPS points at bright stars already known to host planets. It uses ultra-high precision photometry to observe planets while orbiting their stars a...

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