Europe’s exoplanet hunting mission CHEOPS has been extended to 2026

The European space probe CHEOPS will study planets outside our solar system until at least 2026.

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced on March 9th that CHEOPS has completed its exoplanet-Study mission – which involves the selection of “Golden Target” worlds for deeper study by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) – for at least another three years, with the potential to extend to 2029.


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