Planet-finding telescope blasts off

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Planet-finding telescope blasts off

The COROT space telescope, designed to search for planets not much bigger than Earth, launched into space at 1423 GMT on Wednesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The mission is expected to provide a better understanding of planets smaller than Saturn, of which only a small number of examples are known so far.

Read the complete story here. (New Scientist)

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