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CoRoT will gather an exceptional amount of data, of very high accuracy, on the slight variations of the brightness of thousands of stars. Besides these two main objectives, it will contribute to a better understanding of other subjects.

For instance :

  • Very accurate knowledge of the characteristics of the variable stars.
  • Detection of a large number of binary systems and drawing up statistics.
  • Understanding how the magnetic activity depends on the type of the star.
  • Finding comets around other stars.
  • Detecting "Kuiper objects" on the outer edges of the Solar System.
  • .....

At least 80 new programs are planned, implicating more than 200 researchers.