corot 9b

03/19/2010 13:48:54

By Steve Connor, Science Editor The first Corot-9b, as the planet is called, is one of more than 400 " "This is a normal, temperate exoplanet just like dozens we already know, but this is the first whose properties we can study in depth," said Claire Moutou, one of the team of astronomers at the European Southern Observatory who made the Corot-9b passes in front of its host star, 1,500 light years