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CoRoT pictures transiting exoplanets

By SpaceRef Editor
November 9, 2015
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Claire Moutou, Magali Deleuil
(Submitted on 5 Oct 2015)

The detection and characterization of exoplanets have made huge progresses since the first discoveries in the late nineties. In particular, the independent measurement of the mass and radius of planets, by combining the transit and radial-velociy techniques, allowed exploring their density and hence, their internal structure. With CoRoT (2007-2012), the pioneering CNES space-based mission in this investigation, about thirty new planets were characterized. CoRoT has enhanced the diversity of giant exoplanets and discovered the first telluric exoplanet. Following CoRoT, the NASA Kepler mission has extended our knowledge to small-size planets, multiple systems and planets orbiting binaries. Exploring these new worlds will continue with the NASA/TESS (2017) and ESA/PLATO (2024) missions.

Comments: in Comptes Rendus de l’Academie des Sciences / Geoscience
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Journal reference: C. R. Geoscience 347 (2015) 153-158
Cite as: arXiv:1510.01372 [astro-ph.EP]
(or arXiv:1510.01372v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: Claire Moutou
[v1] Mon, 5 Oct 2015 21:31:54 GMT (1543kb,D)

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