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Illustration of CoRoT-2b .

Digital Sky Survey 2

Name: CoRoT-2b

CoRoT-2b is the second extrasolar planet detected by the COROT space mission. The planet's transit was discovered in observations taken in May 2007 and the discovery was announced on December 20, 2007.

CoRoT-2b orbits the star GSC 00465-01282. The star is yellowish-white star of spectral type G7V with a mass similar to that of the Sun. It is around 930 light years from Earth in the constellation of Aquila. The star has a close companion star which is a late-K type star.

There are 13 images to be analysed in this set

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Further information on the web
Exoplanet Encyclopaedia Planet Host star
Exoplanet Transit Database Planet
Simbad Planet Host star