June 23, 2014

CoRoT 2010 Events

2010 Events

    • The 4th CoRoT Brazil Workshop took place at the Hotel Ocean Palace, Natal, Brazil, from November 29th to December 1st, 2010

    Preliminary programme:

    • CoRoT Mission status
    • Scientific programme for the 3 next years
    • Planets and circumstellar environment
    • AcroCoRoT: activity, rotation, convection
    • Seismology (essentially hot stars)
    • Future projects: mainly PLATO

    More information and registration at: http://ace.dfte.ufrn.br/4thCorot/4thCBW.html

      • CoRoT Reveals a Magnetic Activity Cycle in a Sun-Like Star

      Thanks to the data from CNES satellite CoRoT (Convection, Rotations and planetary Transits), an international team, including French scientist from CEA, the Midi-Pyrénées Observatory and the Paris Observatory, detect in a star located at 100 light-years a magnetic activity cycle similar to the Sun one. This result, obtained for the first time by the stellar seismology technique, was publiched on august 27, 2010 in Science.

      More information on the INSU web site (in French)

      Publication in the review Science

        • Rich exoplanet harvest for CoRoT

        Rich exoplanet harvest for CoRoT

        Today, the CoRoT team announces the discovery of 6 new planets with diverse characteristics and one brown dwarf.
        CoRoT, a space telescope operated by the French space agency CNES, discovers exoplanets when they pass in front of their stars, via the so-called transit method. Once CoRoT detects a transit, additional observations are made from the ground, using a number of facilities all over the world. Although astronomers cannot see the planets directly, they can use space- and ground-based data to measure indirectly the sizes, masses, and orbits of these new planets very precisely. This is is only possible for transiting planets, which is why, among all known exoplanets, these yield the most complete information about planetary structure, and also the formation and evolution of these new worlds...

        Read the complete CNES and mission partners' Press Release

        Publications associated to the 7 discoveries of June 14th

          • CoRoT satellite discovers Corot-9b, a temperate giant planet

          By combining 145 days of CNES' CoRoT satellite measurements to ESO's HARPS spectrograph measurements, an international team discovered a new planet - CoRoT-9b – with a probable surface temperature of about 100°C, which dimensions are near Jupiter's ones, turning around a star similar to the Sun in the Serpent constellation, at about 1,500 light-years from the Earth.

          Corot-exo-9b planet and its Sun
          (download - size 26 Mb)

          CNES and the mission partners Press Release
          Other article about this discovery on CNES website (in French)
          ESA press release about Corot 9b
          Article about CoRoT-9b published in Nature

            • CoRoT: 3 years more for the exoplanets hunter satellite, on October 23rd, 2009

            CNES, together with its national partners (CNRS and Observatoire de Paris) and international partners (Austria, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, ESA, Spain), has extended the operations of the CoRoT mission for three additional years, until 31 march 2013. The decision was taken on Friday October 23rd.

            CNES and the mission partners Press Release