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  1. What do we know about Mars’ interior?

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    November 26, 2018

    The first missions to reach the surface of Mars date back 40 years, but many mysteries still lie beneath its top layer of iron oxide. To delve deeper into the red planet, the InSight lander is carrying a system able to drill down to five metres and sound Mars’ surface over a radius of thousands of kilometres. Following its arrival on Mars, we talk about what we already know and what we hope to discover there with CNES’s Francis Rocard, head of Solar System Exploration programmes, and Philippe Laudet, SEIS project leader for InSight and head of the agency’s Astronomy and Astrophysics programme.

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  2. COROT discovers a new stellar oddity

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    October 6, 2008

    CNES’s space telescope has discovered a new object so exotic that astronomers aren’t sure whether to call it a planet. Named COROT-Exo-3b, the oddity is about the size of Jupiter, only 20 times more massive.

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  4. COROT sets sights on Milky Way

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    August 14, 2006

    If you happen to take your holidays in a remote area away from city lights, summer is the ideal time to observe the Milky Way—that fog of stars that stretches across the night sky (and is in fact our own disk-shaped galaxy seen edge-on). This is where COROT, CNES’s exoplanet-hunting satellite, is looking at the moment.

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  5. COROT discovers at least 2 new exoplanets

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    May 30, 2008

    COROT recently discovered 2 new gas-giant exoplanets and an unknown celestial object, taking the total of exoplanets it has found to 4. Other signals detected by the satellite could also indicate the existence of another exoplanet with a radius 1.7 times that of Earth’s.

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  6. CoRoT uncovers a new Sun

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    June 14, 2010

    Since 2006, CNES’s CoRoT satellite has been probing the stars in our Galaxy. With the data it has amassed, an international team has discovered a star that vibrates just like our own Sun.

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  7. COROT discovers unusual exoplanet

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    May 21, 2008

    The COROT space telescope has revealed the existence of CoRoT-Exo-4b, a new and rather unusual extrasolar planet. Its orbital motion appears to be synchronous with the period of rotation of its parent star.

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  8. COROT moves up a grade

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    December 27, 2006

    Three months after launch, CNES’s COROT stellar seismology and exoplanet hunting mission is poised to reach a highly symbolic milestone. In a few days’ time, the project team that has watched over the satellite from its design stage will hand over to controllers tasked with operating it through to the end of the mission.

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  9. A busy 2 years in space for CoRoT

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    January 16, 2009

    Thanks to CNES’s CoRoT space telescope, which recently completed its 2nd year of observations, 5 exoplanets have already been identified and scientists are learning more every day about the inner structure of stars. Next up: the discovery of an Earth-like planet might not be far away.

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  10. CoRoT mission extended for three more years

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    October 29, 2009

    The CoRoT spacecraft is approaching the end of its scheduled mission, but the space telescope’s rich haul of discoveries has left everyone wanting more. In concert with its partners, CNES has therefore decided to extend operations until 31 March 2013.

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