PLATO is the next generation space-based survey for transiting extrasolar planets and is proposed to ESA as a candidate for the M3 slot within the ESA Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 program. Its main objectives are the detection of Earth Analogue systems around bright stars, and to reveal the interior structure of planets and their host stars. We will present here the expected scientific impact of the PLATO mission.
European Planetary Science Congress 2012
- Pub Date:
- September 2012