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  1. CNES hosts 143rd ESO Council

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    October 10, 2017

    Tuesday 10 October, the 143rd Council of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) was held for the first time at CNES Head Office in Paris. ESO is the pre-eminent intergovernmental science and technology organization in astronomy, with an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities for astronomy. It also plays a leading role in promoting and organizing cooperation in astronomical research.

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  2. CoRoT makes tantalizing new discovery

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    March 17, 2010

    CNES’s space telescope recently detected the transit of a temperate Jupiter-sized exoplanet 1,500 light-years from Earth. This discovery will teach us more about similar types of planet.

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  3. CoRoT- Exoplanet revealed in February is Earth-like

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    September 22, 2009

    CNES’s space telescope detected its 1st Earth-like exoplanet in 2008. Ground observations have now confirmed it is a solid, rocky world.

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