04 June 2008

Corot mission identifies two exoplanets

Aviation Week (5/28, Taverna) reported, "The Corot planet-finding mission has identified two more exoplanets and an unknown celestial object," according to mission managers. Corot "also detected extremely faint signals of another exoplanet that appears to be 1.7 times the radius of Earth. If confirmed, it would be the first rocky exoplanet to be found." Aviation Week noted, "Discovery of earthlike planets is the primary focus of the Corot mission, which was launched in December 2006."

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