“Beyond Kepler” –CHEOPS ‘Alien-Planet’ Space Telescope Delivers First Image

CHEOPS First Light


“Now that Cheops has observed its first target, we are one step closer to the start of the mission science,” says physicist Kate Isaak, ESA Cheops project scientist, about the mission to observe bright stars that are already known to host alien worlds that are larger than Earth and smaller than Neptune, by measuring minuscule brightness changes due to the planet’s transit across the star’s disc. “This beautifully blurred image carries the promise of a new, deeper understanding of worlds beyond our Solar System.”


Planet Earth Report –“What Scientists Can Learn From ET Hunters to Spiders -An Alien Intelligence Living Among Us”

Earth from the ISS


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“Octopus of Europa’s Ocean” –‘Almost a Racing Certainty’ of Alien Life on Jupiter’s Moon

Jupiter's Europa


Arthur C. Clarke, author of Space Odyssey 2001, famously warned “attempt no landing” to explore Europa, the most intriguing of Jupiter’s 79 moons, perhaps anticipating the “almost a racing certainty” that there’s alien life on the moon according to a leading British space scientist, Monica Grady, a professor of Planetary and Space Science at Liverpool Hope University. Grady proposes that the frigid ocean beneath Europa’s layer of ice up to 15 miles deep could harbor octopus-like creatures.


ESA Launches CHEOPS –Mission: “Are We Alone?”



“Cheops will take exoplanet science to a whole new level,” said Günther Hasinger, the European Space Agency’s director of science about the world’s newest orbiting telescope whose name stands for CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite that launched early on Wednesday morning aboard a Soyuz-Fregat rocket from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. It was the second try after Tuesday’s first launch attempt was delayed and some equipment was replaced.


The Galaxy Report –“Astronaut’s Map for Saturn’s Titan to New Search for Extraterrestrials”


ESO Observatories Chile


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Planet Earth Report –“Ancient Mystery Fossil to Earth’s Mini Moon”

Earth from ISS



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