The PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) is the selected M3 mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision program, to be launched in 2026. Its objective is to find and study a large number of extrasolar planetary systems, with emphasis on the properties of terrestrial planets in the habitable zone around solar-like stars. PLATO has also been designed to investigate seismic activity in stars, enabling the precise characterisation of the planet host star, including its age.
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