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  1. Jupiter

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    May 9, 2016

    Jupiter is the closest gas giant planet to the Sun. It is also the largest planet in the solar system, with a mean diameter of 142,984 km, large enough to contain more than 1,300 Earths.

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  2. SEIS instrument integration under way

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    May 23, 2017

    The SEIS seismometer was received in Toulouse and will soon be studying Mars’s interior structure

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  3. Uranus

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    June 16, 2016

    Uranus is the 7th planet in distance from the Sun, and the 3rd largest in the solar system (4 times larger than Earth). It is also with Neptune the coldest planet, its blue-green colour due to the methane in its atmosphere.

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  4. 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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  5. Mercury

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    August 6, 2003

    The closest planet to the Sun, Mercury is also the smallest of the telluric or Earth-like planets.

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  6. Venus

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    August 6, 2003

    Of similar size and mass to Earth, Venus is sometimes considered its sister. The similarity stops there, however, and little is known about the evolutionary processes that created this peculiar planet.

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  7. Saturn

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    August 6, 2003

    Long thought to be the only planet with a ring system, Saturn is a gas giant much like Jupiter:

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  8. Neptune

    Publishing date:

    August 6, 2003

    Neptune was the first planet to be discovered not through observation, but by predicting its existence using calculations based on the universal theory of gravitation.

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  9. Pluto

    Publishing date:

    August 6, 2003

    The smallest and usually the most distant planet in our solar system, Pluto is unique as it is neither a terrestrial planet nor a gas giant. Another surprise is its orbit which, rather than being circular and very near the ecliptic plane like the other planets, is highly elliptical and tilted.

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  10. Seven new planets for COROT

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    March 17, 2010

    An international team made up of some 50 researchers works on the analysis of CoRoT’s observations on a daily basis. This team announced last month the discovery of six new exoplanets and one brown dwarf.

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  11. CoRot-9 b, a very promising exoplanet

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    March 17, 2010

    Orbiting its star at the same distance as Mercury and passing in front of it regularly, CoRoT-9 b –an exoplanet the same size as Jupiter– has a strong potential for future research.

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  12. CoRot-9 b une exoplanète pleine de promesses

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    March 17, 2010

    Une exoplanète de la taille de Jupiter, orbitant autour de son étoile à la distance de Mercure et qui a le bon goût de passer régulièrement entre son étoile et l’observateur, telle est Corot-9 b : un potentiel immense pour des recherches futures !

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