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  1. A busy 2 years in space for CoRoT

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    January 16, 2009

    Thanks to CNES’s CoRoT space telescope, which recently completed its 2nd year of observations, 5 exoplanets have already been identified and scientists are learning more every day about the inner structure of stars. Next up: the discovery of an Earth-like planet might not be far away.

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  2. CoRoT discovers “super Earth”

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    February 12, 2009

    CNES’s space telescope has “unearthed” the smallest exoplanet observed to date. The announcement was made last week at the 1st CoRoT International Symposium in Paris.

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  3. CoRoT uncovers a new Sun

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    June 14, 2010

    Since 2006, CNES’s CoRoT satellite has been probing the stars in our Galaxy. With the data it has amassed, an international team has discovered a star that vibrates just like our own Sun.

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  4. 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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  5. CoRoT mission extended for three more years

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    October 29, 2009

    The CoRoT spacecraft is approaching the end of its scheduled mission, but the space telescope’s rich haul of discoveries has left everyone wanting more. In concert with its partners, CNES has therefore decided to extend operations until 31 March 2013.

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  6. CoRoT’s haul of 25 exoplanets

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    January 4, 2012

    After 5 years in orbit, CNES’s space telescope just keeps on surprising with the quality of its observations. Olivier La Marle, astrophysics programmes coordinator at CNES, reviews its achievements so far.

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  7. A studious start to the year for COROT

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    December 27, 2006

    After a flawless launch on 27 December, COROT, CNES’s planet-hunting satellite, is now undergoing a series of tests in darkness to make sure it is acclimatizing well to its new environment in space.

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  8. COROT discovers unusual exoplanet

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    May 21, 2008

    The COROT space telescope has revealed the existence of CoRoT-Exo-4b, a new and rather unusual extrasolar planet. Its orbital motion appears to be synchronous with the period of rotation of its parent star.

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  9. 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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  10. COROT discovers a new stellar oddity

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    October 6, 2008

    CNES’s space telescope has discovered a new object so exotic that astronomers aren’t sure whether to call it a planet. Named COROT-Exo-3b, the oddity is about the size of Jupiter, only 20 times more massive.

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  11. Ground Segment

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    February 24, 2020

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  12. Instruments

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    February 24, 2020

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  13. CoRoT discovers 7 new planets

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    June 14, 2010

    CNES’s exoplanet-hunting spacecraft has made a series of new discoveries, reaping a rich harvest of data to help scientists better understand these far-off “solar systems”.

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  14. Mission accomplished for CoRoT

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    June 24, 2013

    After a mission that lasted twice as long as planned, CNES’s CoRoT spacecraft—capable of listening to the music of the heavens and hunting for exoplanets—is to be retired from service. Its remarkable haul of results has enabled scientists to progress from detecting exoplanets to studying them in close detail, while opening a new window into the inner workings of stars.

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  15. COROT moves up a grade

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    December 27, 2006

    Three months after launch, CNES’s COROT stellar seismology and exoplanet hunting mission is poised to reach a highly symbolic milestone. In a few days’ time, the project team that has watched over the satellite from its design stage will hand over to controllers tasked with operating it through to the end of the mission.

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  16. COROT discovers at least 2 new exoplanets

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    May 30, 2008

    COROT recently discovered 2 new gas-giant exoplanets and an unknown celestial object, taking the total of exoplanets it has found to 4. Other signals detected by the satellite could also indicate the existence of another exoplanet with a radius 1.7 times that of Earth’s.

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