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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Mercury

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    November 27, 2015

    Mercury is the smallest of the rocky planets and the closest to the Sun.

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  4. Saturn

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    June 1, 2016

    Saturn is the 2nd gas giant planet in distance from the Sun and the 2nd largest in the solar system after Jupiter.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Neptune

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    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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  8. Pluto

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    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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  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. 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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  13. CoRot: 7 d'un coup!

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    June 9, 2010

    Une équipe internationale d'une cinquantaine de chercheurs travaille quotidiennement à l'analyse des observations de CoRoT. Cette équipe annonce aujourd'hui la découverte de six nouvelles exoplanètes et d'une naine brune.

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  14. Pluto is no longer a planet

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    August 25, 2006

    At its General Assembly in Prague, the International Astronomical Union decided that Pluto should no longer be considered a planet in the Solar System. It shall now be classed in a new category of celestial objects called “dwarf planets”, quite separate from the 8 “real” planets.

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  15. 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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