Artist’s impression of the Nu2 Lupi planetary system. Credit: © ESA Photobombs — when something or someone unexpectedly enters a camera’s field of sight during the taking of a photograph — happen every day. Sometimes it is a friend, other times a stranger or perhaps a bird. Rarely, however, is […]

Cheops is ESA’s CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite. It is the first mission dedicated to studying bright, nearby stars that are already known to host exoplanets, in order to make high-precision observations of the planet’s size as it passes in front of its host star. Credit: ESA ESA’s new exoplanet mission, Cheops, has found a […]

Artist’s impression of CHEOPS. Credit: © ESA / ATG medialab Eight months after the space telescope CHEOPS started its journey into space, the first scientific publication using data from CHEOPS has been issued. CHEOPS is the first ESA mission dedicated to characterizing known exoplanets. Exoplanets, i.e. planets outside the Solar […]