The European CHEOPS exoplanet hunting mission extended until 2026

The European spacecraft CHEOPS will continue to study planets outside our solar system until at least 2026.

THE European Space Agency (ESA) announced on March 9 that CHEOPS will continue its exoplanet-survey mission – which includes the selection of “golden target” worlds for further investigation by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) – for at least three years, with the possibility of extending this period until 2029.

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