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  1. Pluto

    Date de publication:

    5 Août 2003

    The smallest and usually the most distant planet in our solar system, Pluto is unique as it is neither a terrestrial planet nor a gas giant. Another surprise is its orbit which, rather than being circular and very near the ecliptic plane like the other planets, is highly elliptical and tilted.

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  2. Saturn

    Date de publication:

    5 Août 2003

    Long thought to be the only planet with a ring system, Saturn is a gas giant much like Jupiter:

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  3. Neptune

    Date de publication:

    5 Août 2003

    Neptune was the first planet to be discovered not through observation, but by predicting its existence using calculations based on the universal theory of gravitation.

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  4. Pluto is no longer a planet

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    24 Août 2006

    At its General Assembly in Prague, the International Astronomical Union decided that Pluto should no longer be considered a planet in the Solar System. It shall now be classed in a new category of celestial objects called “dwarf planets”, quite separate from the 8 “real” planets.

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  5. CoRoT discovers 7 new planets

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    13 Juin 2010

    CNES’s exoplanet-hunting spacecraft has made a series of new discoveries, reaping a rich harvest of data to help scientists better understand these far-off “solar systems”.

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  6. CoRot-9 b, a very promising exoplanet

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    • Sciences et techniques

    Date de publication:

    16 Mars 2010

    Orbiting its star at the same distance as Mercury and passing in front of it regularly, CoRoT-9 b –an exoplanet the same size as Jupiter– has a strong potential for future research.

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  7. Mercury

    Date de publication:

    5 Août 2003

    The closest planet to the Sun, Mercury is also the smallest of the telluric or Earth-like planets.

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  8. Seven new planets for COROT

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    • Sciences et techniques

    Date de publication:

    16 Mars 2010

    An international team made up of some 50 researchers works on the analysis of CoRoT’s observations on a daily basis. This team announced last month the discovery of six new exoplanets and one brown dwarf.

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