Reference : Exoplanet discoveries with the CoRoT space observatory
Scientific journals : Article
Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Space science, astronomy & astrophysics
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/95427
Exoplanet discoveries with the CoRoT space observatory
English
Lammer, H. [Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Science]
Dvorak, R. [University of Vienna, Institute of Astronomy]
Deleuil, M. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS and Université de Provence]
Barge, P. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS and Université de Provence]
Deeg, H. J. [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias; Department de Astrofisica, Universidad de La Laguna]
Moutou, C. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS and Université de Provence]
Erikson, A. [Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center]
Csizmadia, Szilard [Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center]
Tingley, B. [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias; Department de Astrofisica, Universidad de La Laguna]
Bruntt, H. [Observatoire de Paris, CNRS]
Havel, M. [Observatoire de la Cóte d'Azur, CNRS UMR 6202, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis]
Aigrain, S. [School of Physics, University of Exeter; Oxford Astrophysics, University of Oxford]
Almenara, J. M. [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias; Department de Astrofisica, Universidad de La Laguna]
Alonso, R. [Observatoire de l'Université de Genéve]
Auvergne, M. [Observatoire de Paris, CNRS]
Baglin, A. [Observatoire de Paris, CNRS]
Barbieri, M. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS and Université de Provence; Dipartimento di Astronomia, Università di Padova]
Benz, W. [Physics Institute, Universität Bern]
Bonomo, A. S. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS and Université de Provence]
Bordé, P. [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris XI]
Bouchy, F. [IAP; Observatoire de Haute-Provence, CNRS/OAMP]
Cabrera, J. [Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center; LUTH, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS and Université Paris Diderot]
Carone, L. [Rheinisches Institut für Umweltforschung an der Universitát zu Kóln]
Carpano, S. [Research and Scientific Support Department, ESTEC/ESA]
Ciardi, D. [NASA Exoplanet Science Institute/Caltech]
Ferraz-Mello, S. [Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences, Universidade de Saó Paulo]
Fridlund, M. [Research and Scientific Support Department, ESTEC/ESA]
Gandolfi, D. [Thuringer Landessternwarte]
Gazzano, J*-C [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS and Université de Provence]
Gillon, Michaël mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Astrophysique et traitement de l'image >]
Gondoin, P. [Research and Scientific Support Department, ESTEC/ESA]
Guenther, E. [Thuringer Landessternwarte]
Guillot, T. [Observatoire de la Cóte d'Azur, CNRS UMR 6202, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis]
den Hartog, R. [Research and Scientific Support Department, ESTEC/ESA]
Hasiba, J. [Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Science]
Hatzes, A. [Thuringer Landessternwarte]
Hidas, M. [Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network, Inc.; Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, The University of Sydney]
Hébrard, G. [IAP]
Jorda, L. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS and Université de Provence]
Kabath, P. [Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center]
Léger, A. [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris XI]
Lister, T. [Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network, Inc.]
Llebaria, A. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS and Université de Provence]
Lovis, C. [Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences, Universidade de Saó Paulo]
Mayor, M. [Observatoire de l'Université de Genéve]
Mazeh, T. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University]
Mura, A. [Instituto di Fisica dello Spacio Interplanetario-CNR]
Ollivier, M. [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris XI]
Ottacher, H. [Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Science]
Pätzold, M. [Rheinisches Institut für Umweltforschung an der Universitát zu Kóln]
Pepe, F. [Observatoire de l'Université de Genéve]
Pont, F. [School of Physics, University of Exeter]
Queloz, D. [Observatoire de l'Université de Genéve]
Rabus, M. [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias; Department de Astrofisica, Universidad de La Laguna]
Rauer, H. [Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center;, Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics]
Rouan, D. [Observatoire de Paris, CNRS]
Samuel, B. [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris XI]
Schneider, J. [LUTH, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS and Université Paris Diderot]
Shporer, A. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University]
Stecklum, B. [Thuringer Landessternwarte]
Steller, M. [Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Science]
Street, R. [Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network, Inc.]
Udry, S. [Observatoire de l'Université de Genéve]
Weingrill, J. [Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Science]
Wuchterl, G. [Thuringer Landessternwarte]
1-Dec-2010
Solar System Research
Springer Science & Business Media B.V.
44
520-526
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0038-0946
[en] The CoRoT space observatory is a project which is led by the French space agency CNES and leading space research institutes in Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Germany and Spain and also the European Space Agency ESA. CoRoT observed since its launch in December 27, 2006 about 100 000 stars for the exoplanet channel, during 150 days uninterrupted high-precision photometry. Since the The CoRoT-team has several exoplanet candidates which are currently analyzed under its study, we report here the discoveries of nine exoplanets which were observed by CoRoT. Discovered exoplanets such as CoRoT-3b populate the brown dwarf desert and close the gap of measured physical properties between usual gas giants and very low mass stars. CoRoT discoveries extended the known range of planet masses down to about 4.8 Earth-masses (CoRoT-7b) and up to 21 Jupiter masses (CoRoT-3b), the radii to about 1.68 × 0.09 R [SUB]Earth[/SUB] (CoRoT-7b) and up to the most inflated hot Jupiter with 1.49 × 0.09 R [SUB]Earth[/SUB] found so far (CoRoT-1b), and the transiting exoplanet with the longest period of 95.274 days (CoRoT-9b). Giant exoplanets have been detected at low metallicity, rapidly rotating and active, spotted stars. Two CoRoT planets have host stars with the lowest content of heavy elements known to show a transit hinting towards a different planethost-star-metallicity relation then the one found by radial-velocity search programs. Finally the properties of the CoRoT-7b prove that rocky planets with a density close to Earth exist outside the Solar System. Finally the detection of the secondary transit of CoRoT-1b at a sensitivity level of 10[SUP]-5[/SUP] and the very clear detection of the "super-Earth" CoRoT-7b at 3.5 × 10[SUP]-4[/SUP] relative flux are promising evidence that the space observatory is being able to detect even smaller exoplanets with the size of the Earth.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/95427
10.1134/S0038094610060055
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010SoSyR..44..520L

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