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  1. Sun

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    September 30, 2016

    The Sun is the star around which Earth and the other planets in the solar system revolve.

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  2. Mission

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    September 9, 2020

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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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  4. Mission accomplished for CoRoT

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    June 24, 2013

    After a mission that lasted twice as long as planned, CNES’s CoRoT spacecraft—capable of listening to the music of the heavens and hunting for exoplanets—is to be retired from service. Its remarkable haul of results has enabled scientists to progress from detecting exoplanets to studying them in close detail, while opening a new window into the inner workings of stars.

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  5. 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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  6. Herschel challenges old ideas on star formation

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    May 6, 2010

    After Planck last week, it is now the turn of Europe’s Herschel space observatory to deliver its share of surprises. The infrared telescope—in orbit for just a year—has called into question our traditional theories about how stars are formed.

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