[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
[Send to a friend] [Print] CoRoT's haul of 25 exoplanets 23 December 2011 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. Exoplanets of ...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 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] Gale in an exoplanet's atmosphere Update: 06/29/2012 Using the Hubble Space Telescope (NASA/ESA), the astronomers observed important changes in the upper atmosphere of a remote planet. Just after a stron ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] Bêta Pictoris b: a young and photogenic exoplanet! Updat: 06/10/2010 Beta Pictoris b is a young exoplanet 9 times heavier than Jupiter and got photographed by one of the telescopes of the ESO's Very Lar ...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
[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] 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-7b, the first super-earch discovered Update: 02/20/2009 Illustration of the CoRoT-Exo-7b discovery by CoRoT © CNES/P. Prodhomme In February 3rd, 2009, the CoRoT scientific team announced the first exoplanet the telluric nature of which was no doubt. An exo ...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] 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
[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] Shortlisting M3: EChO will be studying the exoplanets Update: 03/21/2011 [Echo ] [/img/2008/imageZoom.gif] Echo - Example of primary and secondary transits EChO (Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory) i ...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
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] Where have all the planets gone? To date, CoRoT has discovered 7 confirmed exoplanets, including the smallest one ever found. That's not a bad haul, but it's a lot less than researchers were expecting. [CoRoT spacecraft. Credits: CNES/Ill. D. Ducros.] [/img/ ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] CoRot-9 b, a very promising exoplanet Update: 03/17/2010 Orbiting its star at the same distance as Mercury and passing in front of it regularly, CoRoT-9 b-an exoplanet the same size as Jupiter-has a stro ...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
CoRoT - Exoplanet revealed in February is Earth-like CNES’s space telescope detected its 1st Earth-like exoplanet in 2008. Ground observations have now confirmed it is a solid, rocky world.Read more
Nouvelle découverte pour Corot : une exoplanète "tempérée" A 1500 années lumière de la Terre, dans la constellation du Serpent, Corot-9b fait le tour de son étoile en 95 jours terrestres. Relativement éloignée de son étoile, contrairement aux a ...Read more
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