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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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  4. New CoRoT exoplanet catalogue coming on line

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    November 19, 2018

    The catalogue of exoplanets and transiting objects observed by CoRoT is to be published to mark the fifth anniversary of the end of space telescope’s mission after it was deorbited in 2014. We talk to Magali Deleuil, the lead author of the paper announcing the catalogue. She is an astrophysicist, research scientist and lecturer at Aix-Marseille University, and the coordinator of the CoRoT exoplanets programme.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Five observatories for a single star cluster!

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    September 30, 2011

    An international campaign brought together 4 space observatories: CoRoT, Spitzer, Chandra and MOST as well as the VLT in Chile which took place from September 2011 to mi-January 2012.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  20. Release of the CoRoT legacy data

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    July 18, 2016

    The CoRoT team has recently released the mission full science data set.

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