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Artist's impression of COROT
- Title Artist's impression of COROT
- Released 29/11/2006 10:02 am
- Copyright CNES/D. Ducros
This artist's view shows the COROT satellite, consisting of a 30-centimetre space telescope launched on 27 December 2006.
COROT will use its telescope to monitor closely the changes in a star’s brightness that comes from a planet crossing in front of it.
While it is looking at a star, COROT will also be able to detect ‘starquakes’, acoustical waves generated deep inside a star that send ripples across a star’s surface, altering its brightness. The exact nature of the ripples allows astronomers to calculate the star's precise mass, age and chemical composition.
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