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The European satellite CoRoT discovered rocky planets
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Early in 2009, researchers discovered the first rocky planets outside our Solar System using the European satellite CoRoT (Convection, Rotation and Planetary Transit). The smallest previously-known extrasolar planet is named CoRoT-Exo-7b, and is nearly twice as large as Earth.

Credit: CNES.
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