Institute of Astronomy

PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars)

PLATO is one of the three medium class (M class) missions selected for definition study in the framework of the ESA Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 program.  The scientific goal of PLATO is the discovery and study of extrasolar planetary systems by means of planetary transits detection.

The IoA is responsible for the development and operation of the PLATO Exoplanet Analysis System. More information can be found on this on the IoA Plato pages.

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