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  1. Final rehearsal for GAIA teams

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    September 12, 2013

    From 2014, Europe's GAIA satellite will gather billions of items of observational data on stars and other celestial objects in our galaxy. But are the data processing centres ready and able to handle such huge volumes of information on a daily basis? To find out, a dress rehearsal was held in early September.  

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  2. The Herschel satellite discovered a water reservoir around a young star

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    November 18, 2011

    The ESA's Herschel satellite, in which CNES is participating, discovered water vapour around a young star. It would come from the ice-covered dust of the matter disk orbiting the star. This ice would contain enough water to cover several planets.

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  3. CoRoT’s haul of 25 exoplanets

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    January 4, 2012

    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.

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