Europe’s new telescope, which was released into space to explore the world outside the solar system in December 2019, has begun its scientific operations.
One of the primary targets of this telescope is to observe the Celt 11b, 55 Canseri and GJ 436b which were discovered during a previous review of the sky.
Chi Ops is expected to be able to observe objects other than these exoplanets and in the distance.
Led by Switzerland, the European telescope will pay close attention to how the two worlds change when their host planet passes in front of them. Scientists will try to measure the density of these tiny things by observing the changes that take place in them, which will allow them to get information about their internal structure.
In its initial demonstration, Kelt 11b has revealed something to scientists. This exo plant is thought to be 30% larger in size than our solar system planet Jupiter. Kelt 11b is thought to be a swollen object and has a very low density and is compared to a swollen foam.
According to David Ehren Reich, a professor at the University of Genoa, the initial observations from Chi Ops suggest that they are astronomical objects similar to our planet, but much larger and much warmer than us. They can also be called a volcanic world.
55 Cancer is eight times the size of our Earth and takes only eighteen hours to orbit its host star. Scientists think it has a sea of molten rock.
Eighty percent of this telescope is currently allocated to the Project Consortium. The team, overseen by the University of Bern and the University of Geneva, includes members from 11 European countries. The remaining 20% of the time is for the general public. External suggestions will be considered in the coming days.
Chi Ops will also observe a rotting white dwarf star to determine if planetary matter is moving on it.
Didier Coelhos, a Nobel Prize-winning professor at Cambridge University, says the purpose of the Chops is to increase human knowledge of the existence of planets.