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Exo Name-dropping

10 Mar 2009, 09:13 UTC
Exo Name-dropping
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The "Exo" part in the names of all exoplanets discovered by CoRoT will now be dropped. The new general rule is shown below:::: change from CoRoT-Exo-nx to CoRoT-nx::: with x = a,b, c, ...Thus, what was previously called CoRoT-Exo-1b or CoRoT-Exo-2b will now be simply called CoRoT-1b and CoRoT-2b and so on. It was decided from a Scientific Council held on March 10, 2009. The authoritative Exoplanet Encyclopedia has now complied. The Planetary Society has yet to update their catalog.A word of assurance to those who are worried or iauphobic: All CoRoT planets are still exoplanets despite dropping the exo from their names. And undoubtedly, they are STILL planets. No plutogenous issues there.

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