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The CoRot space telescope



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The CoRot space telescope
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Artist's impression of the CoRot satellite in orbit. CoRot travels in a polar orbit, 896 kilometres above Earth's surface. It observes sky fields in the direction of the centre of the Milky Way and in the opposite direction alternately, for half a year each.
Credit: CNES/D. Ducros
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