More than 4,000 exoplanets are waiting to be studied
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency describes the CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite (CHEOPS), which has been launched to measure the mass, density, composition and formation of exoplanets.
CHEOPS project scientist Kate Isaak explains that as of July 2020, more than 4,000 exoplanets have been discovered using satellites on the ground and in space.
Experts will continue to study these planets to gain new insight into their characteristics and into whether they have the potential to host life.
Video Credit: ESA