ESA Science & Technology - News Archive
CoRoT's detection of ten new exoplanets, including a system of two Neptune-like objects, reveal a diverse population of planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun.
Published: 14 June 2011
The CoRoT team has detected six new exoplanets and one brown dwarf. The detection of one of the new exoplanets, a difficult type of target for these searches, marks a significant achievement for the CoRoT team.
Published: 14 June 2010
The Corot satellite strikes again with another fascinating planet discovery. This time, the newly discovered gas giant planet may have an interior that closely resembles those of Jupiter and Saturn in our own Solar System.
Published: 18 March 2010
Satellite operations for the CoRoT mission have been extended until 31 March 2013. The decision by the French Space Agency, CNES, and the mission partners, including ESA, was taken on 23 October at a specially convened meeting at the CNES Headquarters in Paris.
Published: 28 October 2009
The confirmation of the nature of CoRoT-7b as the first rocky planet outside our Solar System marks a significant step forward in the search for Earth-like exoplanets.
Published: 16 September 2009
An exoplanet barely larger than the Earth has been discovered by the CoRoT satellite. This was announced on 3 February at a press conference during the First CoRoT International Symposium held in Paris.
Published: 3 February 2009
A team of astronomers led by Eric Michel has unambiguously detected solar-like oscillations in three main sequence F stars using data collected with the CNES/ESA CoRoT spacecraft
Published: 24 October 2008
New details have been announced about the exoplanet CoRoT-Exo-4b. Data from CoRoT and ground-based observations have established the nature of the exoplanet and its parent star.
Published: 28 July 2008
Published: 22 May 2008
CoRoT started its first science observation period on 3 February 2007 and has already returned data with a quality that is exceeding pre-launch expectations. Among the early results is the mission's first detection of an extrasolar planet
Published: 3 May 2007
Published: 28 April 2005
Published: 27 February 2002