Newly discovered planet could hold water18 March 2010
Newly discovered planet could hold water18 March 2010 The Corot satellite strikes again with another fascinating planet discovery. This time, the newly discovered gas giant planet may have an interior that closely resembles those of Jupiter and Saturn in our own Solar System.
COROT update23 April 2009
COROT update23 April 2009 Following an anomaly that occurred on 8 March this year, COROT has resumed scientific observations at the beginning of April.
COROT discovers smallest exoplanet yet, with a surface to walk on03 February 2009 COROT has found the smallest terrestrial planet ever detected outside the Solar System. The amazing planet is less than twice the size of Earth and orbits a Sun-like star. Its temperature is so high that it is possibly covered in lava or water vapour.
COROT directly sees ‘Sun-quakes’ in other stars for the first time23 October 2008 Sounding the Sun through a technique similar to seismology has opened a new era for understanding the Sun’s interior. The COROT satellite has now applied this technique to three stars, directly probing the interiors of stars beyond the Sun for the fir...
COROT discovery stirs exoplanet classification rethink06 October 2008
COROT discovery stirs exoplanet classification rethink06 October 2008 COROT has discovered a massive planet-sized object orbiting its parent star closely, unlike anything ever spotted before. It is so exotic, that scientists are unsure as to whether this oddity is actually a planet or a failed star.
COROT finds exoplanet orbiting Sun-like star24 July 2008
COROT finds exoplanet orbiting Sun-like star24 July 2008 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 know...