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  1. Diabsat operation gets underway on 17 May

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    May 21, 2010

    A touring vehicle, interactive terminals and home screening are coming to the aid of diabetes sufferers in outlying regions of Southwest France.

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  2. ESA chooses the ARIEL telescope to observe exoplanets

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    June 27, 2018

    ESA’s next scientific mission will focus on characterising exoplanets

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  3. XMM-Newton finds 1st intermediate-mass black hole

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    July 10, 2009

    A team of researchers supported by CNES has used the European space telescope to clearly identify a black hole weighing more than 500 solar masses.

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  4. 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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  5. 1st Pleiades telescope in sight

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    August 1, 2008

    With delivery of the 1st Pleiades telescope set for 31 July, the ORFEO Earth-observation programme is advancing apace. The French-built optical component of this system will supply global imagery at resolutions down to 70 cm. Pleiades will also be a dual-use system serving civil and military applications.

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  6. Planck first light survey reveals promising results

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    September 22, 2009

    The European infrared telescope has sent back its 1st images of the early Universe. Cosmologists and astrophysicists the world over are now looking forward to a treasure trove of data.

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  7. CoRoT discovers 7 new planets

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    June 14, 2010

    CNES’s exoplanet-hunting spacecraft has made a series of new discoveries, reaping a rich harvest of data to help scientists better understand these far-off “solar systems”.

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