CHEOPS will study the nature of exoplanets
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features the Characterising Exoplanet Satellite (CHEOPS), which has successfully passed its final phase of testing and will be launched later this year.
The goal of the mission is to study planets outside of our Solar System that orbit stars other than the Sun called exoplanets.
In particular, CHEOPS will analyze the nature of planets that are the size of Earth and Neptune, which other missions have found to be abundant in space.
Video Credit: European Space Agency