ESA Plato

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    New ESA Plato mission to search for exoplanets

    (ORDO NEWS) — ESA is working on a new mission called Plato. It is aimed at finding exoplanets and will be launched in 2026. Astronomers expect to find Earth-sized planets in the habitable zone thanks to Plato’s ability to detect small planets in wider orbits than other telescopes. The Netherlands Institute for Space Research SRON is contributing to the project by testing Plato’s cameras in a specially designed space simulator.…