monitored (magazine four-sixteen). The principle criticism of the now-defunct Kepler mission was the faintness of those stars (between magnitude 7 and 17).
With an array of 34 telescopes mounted on a sun-defend, PLATO hopes to do things somewhat in a different way from each Kepler and TESS. The next £500million of European Space Company cash seems to be more likely to go to PLATO ; an incredible exoplanet-searching mission set to be even higher than Kepler. As amazing as it will be