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  1. A remote star with a magnetic activity cycle similar to the Sun by COROT

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    August 26, 2010

    Thanks to CoRoT (Convection, Rotation & planetary Transits) satellite products, an international team, including French investigators of the CEA, the OMP and the Observatory of Paris, discovered a remote star (100 light years) with a sunlike magnetic activity cycle. This result, obtained for the first time thanks to the stellar seismology technique, was published in Science in August 27th, 2010.

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  2. From Corot 16-b to Corot 24-b and 24-c

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    • Sciences et techniques

    Publishing date:

    June 14, 2011

    The CoRoT satellite identified 10 new exoplanets by transit, then confirmed by ground observations. Seven of them are "hot Jupiters", sometimes with unusual characteristics, and the three left have smaller masses: one slightly smaller than Saturn and two Neptune-like exoplanets orbiting around the same star. Those discoveries were announced during the second CoRoT Symposium, in June 14th-17th, 2011 in Marseille, France.

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  3. COROT discovers its first exoplanet!

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    December 27, 2006

    It’s called CoRoT-Exo-1b, spans a diameter of between 200,000 and 250,000 km and completes an orbit of its parent star in just 1½ days. But for the engineers and scientists involved in the COROT project, it is much more than that, providing spectacular proof that the satellite they spent years developing is operating like clockwork and is now set to go on to even greater things.

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