CoRoT: The first space-based transit survey to explore the close-in planet population

  title={CoRoT: The first space-based transit survey to explore the close-in planet population},
  author={Magali Deleuil and Malcolm Fridlund},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
The CoRoT (COnvection, internal ROtation and Transiting planets) space mission was launched in the last days of 2006, becoming the first major space mission dedicated to the search for and study of exoplanets, as well as doing the same for asteroseismological studies of stars. Designed as a small mission, it became highly successful, with, among other things, discovering the first planet proved by the measurements of its radius and mass to be definitely "Rocky" or Earthlike in its composition… 
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