Send Your Drawing Into Space With Cheops"Do you want to send your art into space on the new Cheops satellite? ESA and its mission partners are inviting children to submit drawings that will be miniaturised and engraved on two plaques that will be put on the satellite. Cheops - for CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite - is a space telescope that will observe nearby stars known to host planets, and is being built as a collaboration between ESA's Science Programme and Switzerland. The planned launch date is at the end of 2017. With the data from Cheops, astronomers will be able to characterise the sizes and masses of many extrasolar planets, to gain new insights into the formation of planetary systems."


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