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  1. COROT discovers unusual exoplanet

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    May 21, 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.

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  2. COROT discovers a new stellar oddity

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    October 6, 2008

    CNES’s space telescope has discovered a new object so exotic that astronomers aren’t sure whether to call it a planet. Named COROT-Exo-3b, the oddity is about the size of Jupiter, only 20 times more massive.

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  3. A busy 2 years in space for CoRoT

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    January 16, 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 stars. Next up: the discovery of an Earth-like planet might not be far away.

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  4. COROT discovers at least 2 new exoplanets

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    May 30, 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 another exoplanet with a radius 1.7 times that of Earth’s.

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  5. CoRoT mission extended for three more years

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    October 29, 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 decided to extend operations until 31 March 2013.

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