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The CoRoT space telescope is an astronomy mission of astronomy led by CNES in association with French laboratories (CNRS) and with several international partners (European countries, Brazil). The spacecraft is equipped with a 27-cm diameter afocal telescope and a 4-CCD camera sensitive to tiny variations of the light intensity from stars. The CoRoT instrument will make it possible, with a method called stellar seismology, to probe the inner structure of the stars, as well as to detect many extrasolar planets, by observing the periodic micro-eclipses occurring when these bodies transit in front of their parent star.
The Exoplanet Archive is the U.S. data portal for the CoRoT mission.