Europe’s exoplanet-hunting CHEOPS mission was extended to 2026

Europe’s CHEOPS spacecraft will continue to study planets outside our solar system until at least 2026.

That The European Space Agency (ESA) announced on March 9 that CHEOPS will continue its exoplanetstudy mission – which includes selecting “golden target” worlds for deeper study by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) – for at least another three years, with the potential to extend this further until 2029.

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