Hack an Exoplanet Timeline

January 2023
Cheops observes the first two exoplanets

Cheops observed KELT-3b on 22 January at 23:20 CET and TOI-560c on 23 January at 13:12 CET.

September 2023
Become an exoplanet detective

Are you a teacher? Access the educators guide with more information about the hack an exoplanet activity and extra educational supporting materials, including videos with experts, classroom resources and more information about the hackathon events.

Are you a student? Start the challenge using the video instructions or follow the ESA Education virtual event to complete the challenge with the help of our exoplanet's experts.

September 2023
Cheops observes the stellar system K2-141

NEW!! Cheops observed the exoplanets K2-141b and K2-141c in September 2023.

The data is being analysed by our experts, Challenge 3 is coming soon!!

Track the Cheops satellite in the night sky as it records more data. Visit the Spot Cheops page for more information about your favourite satellite.

Join the hack an exoplanet community

Physical and virtual hack an exoplanet activities organised by National Coordinators, schools, and other organisations will take place throughout the school year. Share your event and join the community. 

Are you an educator? Create a login account, access the hackathon materials. Would you like more information about the hackathon challenges? Watch the information session for educator on the page for educators. You can also follow the ESA virtual Hack an Exoplanet event here.

April 2024
Submit your project

After the hackathon submit your team's hack an exoplanet project to receive a participation certificate. 

You can submit your project here.