|Type||Scientific exoplanet hunting telescope|
|Start||18. 12. 2019 (Soyuz-ST-A)|
|Last update: 1. 12. 2022|
Astronomers used space telescopes Hubble, Spitzer and CHEOPS to identify deformed shape of an exoplanet orbiting a star 1800 light years away. The exoplanet goes around the star in less than a day. The strong gravity of the star causes the tidal effect, which in turn deforms the exoplanet’s shape.
In southern constelation Lupus there is a sun-like star visible by naked eye. It is one of only three visible stars, that are known to have transiting exoplanets. There were 2 of them, until space telescope CHEOPS discovered third one.