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A sunlike star about 500 light years away with two Hot Super Earths (and possibly a third), including the first detected transiting Super-Earth. It a diameter about twice that of the Earth. First exoplanet with evidence of a solid surface and does not possess a thick atmosphere. Because its star is active, its mass is somewhat uncertain (2.3 to 8.5 ME), which makes it unclear if the planet actually has a solid surface. Also the closest exoplanet to its star known and has the smallest orbit period (0.85 Earth Days). Likely the first Super-Io discovered (due to slight eccentricity) and the first gas giant remnant core found. Has temperature of 1000-1500C. Planet c is a larger Neptunian orbiting further away and does not transit.

CoRoT-Exo-7 System Web PagesEdit

CoRoT-Exo-7 System In the NewsEdit

Planet discovered (Feb 2009)Edit

Surface Appears to be Solid (Aug 2009)Edit

Likely Rains Rocks (Sep 2009)Edit

Likely to be a Super-Io and Gas Giant Remnant Core (Jan 2010)Edit

Detecting Rocks in the Atmosphere (Sep 2010)Edit

Represents Low Mass High Density Planets (Sep 2011)Edit

See also GJ1214 System

Origin of Chthonian Planets (2013)Edit

See also HD 209458 System

Compared to Potentially Habitable Super Earths (2015)Edit

See AlsoEdit

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