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.
A team of researchers from Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) was part of a study which detected and characterized the atmosphere of exoplanet WASP-76b, a study only made possible thanks to the ESPRESSO spectrograph.
A team from Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) found evidence which suggests this type of exoplanet, apparently with very low densities, might be similar to Uranus, with rings more than 2.5 times the size of the planet.
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