Exoplanets and space telescopes
Prof Carole Haswell, The Open University
We live in exciting times: we have recently learned that our Galaxy contains more than one planet for each human being on planet Earth! We will show how we are able to say this, despite the fact that we have only directly imaged a handful of exoplanets. We will discuss some recent highlights and preview the scientific breakthroughs we anticipate from forthcoming space missions. These are, with expected launch dates: the CHEOPS mission (2019), the James Webb Space Telescope (2021) and ESA’s PLATO and ARIEL (2027).
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