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CoRoT-15b

ESA Announces Discovery of Six New Exoplanets

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced today that its CoRoT (Convection, Rotation and planetary Transits) has discovered six new exoplanets (extrasolar planets). As announced, “CoRoT-8b, is about 70% of Saturn’s size and mass, while CoRoT-10b, CoRoT-11b, CoRoT-12b, CoRoT-13b and CoRoT-14b are larger, belonging to the class known as ‘hot Jupiters’. CoRoT-15b, being 60 times as massive as Jupiter, is a brown dwarf, an intermediate object between a planet and a star.” Read more about the six new exoplanets discovered by the COROT spacecraft online now here.

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