CHEOPS observes its first exoplanet

Artistic representation of the transit of the hot Jupiter KELT-11b in front of the HD 93396 star, a yellow sub-giant located 320 light-years away. Credit: ESA

ESA’s new exoplanet mission, CHEOPS, has successfully completed its almost three months of in-orbit commissioning, exceeding expectations for its performance, and observed its first exoplanet.

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