Discovery of a Super-Earth?

Great news today! A. Leger from the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS) and his collaborators announced the discovery of the smaller super-Earth called¬†CoRoT-Exo-7b. This discovery was made possible using the space satellite COROT designed by the CNES (the French spatial agency) which monitors the luminosity of hundred of stars using a wide-field of view camera. We