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2010-06-14 08:00:00

By detecting the faint dimming in the light emitted by stars during a transit event, CoRoT has detected six new exoplanets - each with its own peculiar characteristics - and one brown dwarf.

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2010-03-17 13:15:00

Combining observations from the CoRoT satellite and the ESO HARPS instrument, astronomers have discovered the first “normal” exoplanet that can be studied in great detail.

2010-01-06 15:44:00

GREENBELT, Md., Jan.

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2009-12-16 13:50:00

Astronomers have discovered the second super-Earth exoplanet for which they have determined the mass and radius, giving vital clues about its structure.

2009-10-05 10:55:47

U.S. scientists say they have used simulations to determine the atmosphere of an exoplanet discovered in February is hot enough to rain pebbles. Researchers at Washington University in St.

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2009-09-16 05:45:00

The longest set of HARPS measurements ever made has firmly established the nature of the smallest and fastest-orbiting exoplanet known, CoRoT-7b, revealing its mass as five times that of Earth's.

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2009-04-21 08:19:12

An international team of scientists has found that giant exoplanets orbiting very close to their stars could lose a quarter of their mass during their lifetime.

2009-02-03 13:49:04

The European Space Agency says the COROT space telescope has found the smallest terrestrial planet ever detected outside the solar system. The ESA said the newly discovered exoplanet is less than twice the size of Earth and orbits a sun-like star.

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2009-02-03 09:35:00

The CoRoT satellite has discovered a planet only twice as large as the Earth orbiting a star slightly smaller than the Sun. It is the smallest extrasolar planet (planet outside our solar system) whose radius has ever been measured.

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2008-07-24 09:05:00

A team of European scientists working with COROT have discovered an exoplanet orbiting a star slightly more massive than the Sun. After just 555 days in orbit, the mission has now observed more than 50,000 stars and is adding significantly to our knowledge of the fundamental workings of stars.


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'