June 13, 2013: Reprocessed Kepler light curve data sets for quarters 0-14 are now available in the archive, joining the Q15 light curves released in mid-May. These data, which used a new processing version of the Kepler pipeline called "multi-scale MAP," can be accessed by clicking the Kepler Light Curves link on the left side of our home page, or from the Data drop-down menu above. To learn more about the new processing and how it differs from PDC-MAP, the older version, see the release notes available at MAST. Also, users may now search on Kepler light curve metadata, such as the CDPP values, via the archive's API.
Five new planets were also added this week: HD 95086 b, KELT-3 b, and GJ 163 b, c and d. This increases the archive's total number of planets to 871. For more information about the archive's criteria for including planets, see the Exoplanet Criteria page.June 6, 2013: The Kepler project has updated the dispositions of 503 Kepler Objects of Interest (KOIs) from NOT DISPOSITIONED to CANDIDATE. This expands the current number of candidates to 3,216. The candidates and their parameters can be viewed in the Cumulative and Q1-Q12 interactive tables—just sort or filter on the "Date of Last Update" column.
May 28, 2013: The Kepler project has opened the Q1-12 Kepler Objects of Interest (KOI) activity table, adding 1,924 new KOIs detected over a 34-month baseline. None of the new KOIs have yet been dispositioned into planet candidates and false positives, so this list contains many objects that will ultimately become false positives. The dispositioning of these KOIs will occur incrementally over the coming months. See more details in the Q1-12 delivery history, which will track updates as they are delivered. The planet parameters for all KOIs in the Q1-12 activity table have been updated using pipeline fits to the Q1-Q12 data. The new KOIs have also been added to the cumulative table using the Q1-12 planet parameters.
Also, to get an immediate response when filtering data in the interactive tables, you may simply hit Return or Enter.
May 16, 2013: Kepler light curve data sets for quarter 15 are now available in the archive. To access, click the Kepler Light Curves link on the left side of our home page. The Q15 light curves utilize a new processing version of the Kepler pipeline called "multi-scale MAP," as opposed to the previous version called "PDC-MAP." As a result, caution is urged in combining time series from Q15 with older quarters currently available from the archive. For more information, see the release notes. We will be releasing the re-processed light curves for quarters 0 through 14 in the near future, which is described in more detail here.
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