For news items prior to 2013, see the 2011-12 news.
February 22, 2013: The Q1-Q6 Kepler Objects of Interest (KOI) list has been updated with the final set of parameters from the planet candidate appendix table of Batalha et al. (2013, ApJS, 204, 24) and the July 2012 False Positive table previously hosted at MAST. This table is considered "Done" by the Kepler Project; no further updates will be performed in this particular list.
February 21, 2013: Kepler light curve data sets for quarter 14 are now available in the archive. To access, click the Kepler Light Curves link on the left side of our home page.
February 20, 2013: Kepler 37 added to the list of Confirmed Planets: This system contains 3 planets, Kepler-37 b, Kepler-37 c, and Kepler-37 d, including the smallest planet found to date around a main sequence star.
Additionally, the planets HIP 11952 b and c have been removed from the Confirmed Planets list after publication of additional radial velocity observations (Desidera et al 2013).
February 13, 2013: KOI Cumulative and Q1-8 Dispositions Updated
The dispositions of twenty-three KOIs in the cumulative and Q1-8 tables have been updated from CANDIDATE to FALSE POSITIVE by the Kepler project as part of the vetting process. The current number of candidates in these tables is 2,717 and the updated rows can be viewed by sorting or filtering on the "Date of Last Update" column.
February 11, 2013: Exoplanet Archive updatesSeveral new capabilities are now available:
January 28, 2013: Nine new planets have been added to the list of Confirmed Planets:BD-06 1339 b, BD-06 1339 c, HD 103774 b, HD 109271 b, HD 109271 c, Kepler-32 d, Kepler-32 e, Kepler-32 f, and MOA-2010-BLG-073L b. KOI-1725 b and KOI-1727 b have been re-classified as candidates pending publication of further validation information.
January 7, 2013: Kepler Object of Interest (KOI) list for Q1-8 released
The Kepler project has released the KOI list for the quarter 1-8 data as well as the cumulative KOI table, which compiles historical information from the individual KOI tables to provide the most accurate dispositions and stellar and planetary information in one place. The description of all available KOI tables is here. The cumulative KOI table contains 2740 candidates and confirmed planets and 801 false positives and can be accessed in an interactive table.