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  1. Gale in an exoplanet's atmosphere

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    • Sciences et techniques

    Date de publication:

    26 Juin 2012

    Using the Hubble Space Telescope (NASA/ESA), the astronomers observed important changes in the upper atmosphere of a remote planet. Just after a strong eruption on its host star was observed in the X-rays range, the planet experienced a violent atmospheric escape. It was the first time such detailed observation of variations in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet was performed; this result contributed to our knowledge of climatic variations and meteorological alterations in extreme conditions.

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  2. CoRoT: 2 années bien remplies

    Date de publication:

    13 Janvier 2009

    Grâce au télescope spatial du CNES, qui fête ses 2 années d’observation, 5 exoplanètes ont déjà été identifiées et les scientifiques en apprennent tous les jours davantage sur la structure interne des étoiles. Prochaine étape : la découverte d’une autre Terre?

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  3. COROT sets sights on Milky Way

    Date de publication:

    14 Août 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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  4. 2009 will be the International Year of Astronomy

    Date de publication:

    6 Janvier 2009

    Declared the International Year of Astronomy by the United Nations and UNESCO, 2009 will give professional and amateur astronomers alike a chance to share their passion with youngsters and the broader public.

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  5. Science teams to the fore

    Date de publication:

    1 Août 2008

    Every 2 years, CNES’s COSPAR report reviews advances in space science research. The latest report was given to attendees at the 37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly held in Montreal, Canada, 13-20 July. It is also available for download (see links).

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