COROT-1 - Planetary System

Planetary System

This star is home to the transiting exoplanet CoRot-1b, the first exoplanet discovered by the CoRoT Mission spacecraft. The planet, which is similar to that of the planet Jupiter's in terms of mass, orbits approximately .02 AU away from its parent star. In comparison, the planet Mercury orbits at approximately .387 AU from the Sun. COROT-1b is presumed to be tidally locked to its star.

The planet was the first to be sighted optically rather than through infrared. Unlike other "hot Jupiters," this occurrence seems to imply that the heat transfer between the hemisphere of the planet facing the star and the hemisphere facing away is not significant.

The COROT-1 system
Companion
Mass Semimajor axis
Orbital period
Eccentricity Inclination Radius
b 1.03 ±0.12 MJ 0.0254 ±0.0004 1.5089557 ±6.4e-06 0 85.1 ± 0.5° 1.49±0.08 RJ RJ

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