[Send to a friend] [Print] CoRoT Discovering the stars In the 6th century BC, the Greeks imagined the Earth as a disc resting on "solid pillars." Over the centuries, knowledge of the universe increased, and by the 16th century, Copernicus and Galileo showed that the Earth rotated on its axis a ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] CoRoT-Exo-7b - one small planet can hide another CoRoT-Exo-7b is just 1.7 times the diameter of Earth. This makes it a distant cousin of our planet, probably a rocky one. As it orbits very close to its star, most of this new world must be baking at a hellish t ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] CoRoT discovers 7 new planets 14 june 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". Several thousand light-years [CoRoT is reg ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] CoRoT discovers “super Earth” 9 February 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. 400 light-years away Astronomers have been wait ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] A busy 2 years in space for CoRoT 13 January 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 star ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] CoRoT mission extended for three more years 27 October 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 ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] CoRoT - Exoplanet revealed in February is Earth-like 16 September 2009 CNES's space telescope detected its 1st Earth-like exoplanet in 2008. Ground observations have now confirmed it is a solid, rocky world. 1.8 times larger than Earth [CoRoT entered orbit in ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] COROT arrives safely in Baikonur 16 November 2006 [Corot. Crédits : CNES 2006, illustration D. Ducros] [/img/2008/imageZoom.gif] Corot. Crédits : CNES 2006, illustration D. Ducros Carefully stowed inside its container, the COROT satellite arrived safely at the Baikon ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] COROT discovers unusual exoplanet 21 August 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. An asto ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] From Corot 16-b to Corot 24-b and 24-c Update: 06/14/2011 The CoRoT satellite identified 10 new exoplanets by transit, then confirmed by ground observations. Seven of them are "hot Jupiters", sometimes w ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] COROT sets sights on Milky Way 9 August 2007 If you happen to take your holidays in a remote area away from city lights, summer is the ideal time to observe the Milky Way—that fog of stars that stretches across the night sky (and is in fact our own disk-shaped galaxy ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] Quality before quantity CoRoT has so far found 7 of the 330 known exoplanets. That might seem far from Earth-shattering, but in fact, CoRoT's contribution is far more decisive than these numbers suggest. [A planetary system like our own solar system. Credits ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] COROT's Christmas gift to CNES teams 28 December 2006 The French COROT satellite soared aloft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, today, leaving a 100-metre-long column of flames in its trail on the way to explore new worlds. [Soyuz 2-1b lift-off. Copyright : S ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] COROT science observations underway 5 February 2007 After stabilizing the boresight in fine-pointing mode, using the instrument as a super star tracker, teams at CNES and French national scientific research centre CNRS have acquired the 1st images on COROT's exoplane ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] CoRoT makes tantalizing new discovery 17 March 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. New discovery [CoRo ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] COROT detects oscillations in 3 distant stars 23 October 2008 CNES's COROT spacecraft has turned up 3 distant stars surprisingly similar to our own Sun. The discovery is the subject of an article this week in the prestigious American review Science. Major first ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] COROT all set to begin science mission 2 February 2007 After opening its protective cap and acquiring its 1st image 2 weeks ago, COROT is now in fine-pointing mode, the last crucial step before it starts returning science data. Tuesday 30 January, attitude data calcu ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] COROT discovers its first exoplanet! 3 May 2007 It's called CoRoT-Exo-1b, spans a diameter of between 200,000 and 250,000 km and completes an orbit of its parent star in just 1½ days. But for the engineers and scientists involved in the COROT project, it is much more ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] Discovering new worlds On a fine February afternoon at the LAM astrophysics laboratory in Marseille, Pierre Barge meets us with a broad smile. This is because he has some good news to relate: the CoRoT teams may have detected another new planetin the latest li ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] COROT discovers at least 2 new exoplanets 30 May 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 ...Read more
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