Rugby Ball

  • News HeadlinesCHEOPS Reveals A Rugby Ball Shaped Exoplanet 1

    CHEOPS Reveals A Rugby Ball-Shaped Exoplanet

    (ORDO NEWS) — With the help of the CHEOPS space telescope, an international team including researchers from the Universities of Bern and Geneva as well as the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS, was able to detect the deformation of an exoplanet for the first time. Due to strong tidal forces, the appearance of the planet WASP-103b resembles a rugby ball rather than a sphere. On coasts, the…