2024 Exoplanet Archive News

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To view only the most recently added planets and updated parameters (default and non-default), see this pre-filtered and pre-sorted interactive table.


June 12, 2024

Data For 74 Planets!

We've added data for 33 new planets and additional parameter sets for 41 planets that are already in the archive. These data can be viewed by clicking on a system name to go directly to their System Overview page or browse all system parameters in the archive (including this week's new sets) with the Planetary Systems and Planetary Systems Composite tables.

Also, this pre-filtered and pre-sorted interactive table displays only the planets and updated parameters (default and non-default) that were added this week.

The new planets are HD 73344 b, HD 284149 AB b, KMT-2023-BLG-0469L b, KMT-2023-BLG-0735L b, MOA-2022-BLG-563L b, NGTS-26 b, NGTS-27 b, OGLE-2023-BLG-0836L b. TIC 393818343 b, TOI-128.01 (TOI-128 b), TOI-261.01 (TOI-261 b), TOI-406.01 (TOI-406 b), TOI-654.01 (TOI-645 b), TOI-782 b, TOI-880.02 (TOI-880 b), TOI-907.01 (TOI-907 b), TOI-1410.01 (TOI-1410 b), TOI-1448 b, TOI-1450 A b & c, TOI-1683.01 (TOI-1683 b), TOI-1798.02 (TOI-1798 b), TOI-1806.01 (TOI-1806 b), TOI-2120 b, TOI-2447 b, TOI-3353.01 (TOI-3353 b), TOI-4443.01 (TOI-443 b), TOI-4495.01 (TOI-4495 b), TOI-4527.01 (TOI-4527 b), TOI-4602.01 (TOI-4602 b), TOI-5076 b, TOI-5082.01 (TOI-5082 b), and TOI-5388.01 (TOI-5388 b).

The systems with new data this week are Kepler-23 b, c, & d, Kepler-24 b, c, & e, Kepler-26 b & c, Kepler-28 b & c, Kepler-49 b & c, Kepler-52 b & c, Kepler-54 b & c, Kepler-57 b & c, Kepler-58 b & c, Kepler-60 b, c, & d, Kepler-85 b & c, Kepler-128 b & c, Kepler-176 c & d, Kepler-305 b, c, & d, Kepler-345 b & c, L 98-59 b, c, d, & e, TOI-776 b & c, and TOI-2406 b.



May 31, 2024

Seven Planets and Three Spectra

This week's new planets are GJ 900 b, TOI-2015 b, TOI-5720 b, TOI-6008 b, TOI-6086 b, UCAC3 113-933 b, and UCAC4 328-061594 b. You can find their data on their System Overview pages and in the Planetary Systems and Planetary Systems Composite tables.

We've also added three new spectra of KELT-7 b from HST and TESS to the Atmospheric Spectroscopy Table.

News panel image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (Caltech-IPAC)

May 23, 2024

Two New Earth-sized Planets Orbiting M Dwarfs!

Two exciting new exoplanets announced in the past week are now in the archive: Gliese 12 b and SPECULOOS-3 b. Both are nearby Earth-sized worlds that are prime candidates for JWST follow-up studies.

At 40 light-years away, Gliese 12 b (or Gl 12 b) is described as the nearest, transiting, temperate, Earth-sized world located to date. This discovery appears in two papers: Kuzuhara et al. 2024 and Dholakia et al. 2024; also, check out NASA's media release about the system, including some visualizations.

SPECULOOS-3 b is a tidally locked exoplanet about 55 light-years from Earth that was found by the Search for Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars (SPECULOOS) project, which uses an array of robotic telescopes around the world to observe the skies. Learn more about the exoplanet and the team that found it in this NASA Discovery Alert; the discovery paper was published in Nature.

Both planets have been added to the archive's Planetary Systems and Planetary Systems Composite tables.

News panel image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (Caltech-IPAC)

May 16, 2024

Four New Planets and JWST Spectra for Two Planets

We've added four new planets that bring our total confirmed planet count to 5,630. Check out the System Overview pages for TOI-815 b & c, TOI-4633 c, and 2MASS J0249-0557 c. There are also new data for KELT-7 b and WASP-47 b, c, d, & e. All of this week's new data have been added to the Planetary Systems and Planetary Systems Composite tables.

We've also added new JWST spectra to our Atmospheric Spectroscopy Table for two planets: hot Jupiter WASP-43 b and magma-covered super-Earth 55 Cnc e (the same planet featured in JPL's Exoplanet Travel Bureau poster series). Read 55 Cnc e's NASA media release and the published paper; WASP-43 b also has a NASA media release and published paper.

News panel image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, Ralf Crawford (STScI)



May 10, 2024

Ten Planets and 300,000 Exozodiacal Dust Levels

We've added 10 new planets this week, as well as new parameter sets for an additional 18 planets. One of this week's new planets (TOI-4336 A b) is a sub-Neptune in its host star's habitable zone, and its host star is part of a triple star system.

The other new planets are EPIC 248030407 b (ITG 15 b), G 196-3 b, HIP 77900 b, TIC 139270665 b & c, 2MASS J03590986+2009361 b, 2MASS J11011926-7732383 b, 2MASS J11550336-7919147 b, and 2MASS J21265040-8140293 b. Click on their names to go directly to their System Overview pages, or browse all system parameters in the archive (including this week's new sets) with the Planetary Systems and Planetary Systems Composite tables.

We've also added spectral data for TOI-1268 b to our Atmospheric Spectroscopy Table.

Planetary Systems Table Update! We've added new, non-default parameters to the Planetary Systems Composite Parameters Table for measuring the angular separation on the sky between a star and planet: pl_angsep, pl_angseperr1 (positive uncertainty), pl_angseperr2 (negative uncertainty), pl_angseplim (limit), and pl_angsep_reflink (reference).

Because these parameters are not defaults, they must be added to the table through the Select Columns interface. The following image indicates where to find the parameters; to add them, check the box(es) to display that column in the PSCompPars table and then click Update.

New Contributed Data: Exozodiacal Dust Measurements

The Hunt for Observable Signatures of Terrestrial planetary Systems (HOSTS) survey for exozodiacal dust concluded that the majority of Sun-like stars have relatively low habitable zone dust levels. The archive now hosts a subset of data from Ertel et al. (2020): a random draw of 300,000 exozodiacal dust levels from the best-fit luminosity function of HOSTS survey data. These data can be used to model the results of potential future missions, such as the Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO).

Scroll to the Exozodiacal Dust section of our Contributed Data page to access the data and documentation.

(While we're on the topic of HWO, have you checked out our HWO ExEP Precursor Science Stars table?)

News panel image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech



April 25, 2024

(They Might Be) Four Giant Planets!

This week's new data are parameters for three microlensing planets and one directly imaged planet, all of them potentially giant planets.

The new planets are HIP 39017 b, KMT-2023-BLG-0416L b, KMT-2023-BLG-1454L b, and KMT-2023-BLG-1642L b. New parameter data sets have also been added for HD 106315 c, Kepler-1660 AB b, HD 76920 b, and LHS 475 b. Click on their names to go directly to their System Overview pages, or browse all system parameters in the archive (including this week's new sets) with the Planetary Systems and Planetary Systems Composite tables.

We also have new transmission spectra for HD 106315 c and HD 3167 c in the Atmospheric Spectroscopy Table.

April 18, 2024

Nine Planets, Including Seven Potential Super-Earths

We've added nine planets this week, including seven TESS validations that could be super-Earths. Data for TOI-771 b, TOI-871 b, TOI-1467 b, TOI-1739 b, TOI-2068 b, TOI-4559 b, TOI-5799 b, NGTS-30 b, and KOI-2513 b may be accessed from their System Overview pages and the Planetary Systems and Planetary Systems Composite tables.

There are also new spectra for HATS-2 b in the Atmospheric Spectroscopy Table.

We've also updated the status of KOI-129 b, KOI-219 b, KOI-631 b, KOI-855 b, KOI-1288 b, and KIC 5951458 b to False Positive Planet based on updated masses that are greater than 30 Jupiter masses, which exceeds the archive's stated threshold in our Exoplanet Criteria. Their new dispositions are reflected on their respective System Overview pages, which will continue to serve their data.

News panel image credit: NASA/Caltech-IPAC



April 12, 2024

Seven New Planets, Including a Pulsar Companion

This week's seven new planets include M62H b, a pulsar companion in the Messier 62 globular cluster found by the South African MeerKAT radio telescope.

The other planets are HD 104067 c, Luhman 16 b, KMT-2021-BLG-1150L b, OGLE-2017-BLG-0640L b, OGLE-2017-BLG-1275L b, and OGLE-2017-BLG-1237L b. Access their data from the System Overview pages and the Planetary Systems and Planetary Systems Composite tables. There are also new parameter sets for gam Cep b, HATS-2 b, and TOI-1136 b, c, d, e, f, & g.

Also, new transmission spectra for 31 planets were added to the Atmospheric Spectroscopy Table.

News panel image credit: NASA/Caltech-IPAC



March 29, 2024

New This Week: Four Planets and 68 Spectra

We've added NGC 2682 Sand 1429 (a.k.a. S1429 b), CI Tau c (which swaps places with CI Tau b, which has been downgraded to a False Positive Planet), HD 77946 b, and TOI-4438 b to the archive this week. Access their data from the System Overview pages and the Planetary Systems and Planetary Systems Composite tables. There are also new parameter sets for eight planets that are already in the archive.

New spectra include two taken by JWST's MIRI instrument of transiting exoplanet L 168-9 b, and 66 spectra obtained with NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes. Browse, visualize, and download the data with our Atmospheric Spectroscopy Table.

 

Pro Tip: To pre-filter the Atmospheric Spectroscopy Table for the spectra of a specific planet, go to the planet's System Overview page and click on the table link.

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March 14, 2024

Four Planets and New JWST Spectra Added

This week's release has four new planets that bring our official confirmed planet count to 5,599. The new planets are HS Psc b, LHS 1678 d, TOI-1994 b, and TOI-4515 b. Click on their names to go directly to their System Overview pages, or browse all system parameters in the archive (including this week's new sets) with the Planetary Systems and Planetary Systems Composite tables. There are also new planet parameter sets for GJ 9827 b, c, & d and TOI-4201 b.

We've also added new spectra from JWST for LTT 9779 b and WASP-77 A b to our Atmospheric Spectroscopy Table.



March 7, 2024

Eight Planets, Including Teegarden Star's Third, and Spectra for 16 Planets

This week's update adds another Earth-sized planet to the nearby Teegarden's Star system located ~12 light years from our own solar system.

The new planets are Teegarden's Star d, TOI-904 b & c, TOI-1135 b, TOI-1199 b, TOI-1273 b, and TOI-1347 b & c. Click on their names to go directly to their System Overview pages, or browse all system parameters in the archive (including this week's new sets) with the Planetary Systems and Planetary Systems Composite tables.

Atmospheric Spectra for 16 Planets

We've also added new transmission and emission spectra to our Atmospheric Spectroscopy Table for the following planets:
CoRoT-1 b, HAT-P-12 b, HAT-P-18 b, HAT-P-57 b, Qatar-1 b, TrES-4 b, WASP-2 b, WASP-10 b, WASP-25 b, WASP-32 b, WASP-36 b, WASP-39 b, WASP-49 b, WASP-121 b, WASP-124 b, and WASP-156 b.



February 29, 2024

Know Thy Star: Introducing the New Stellar Hosts Table

Our newest interactive table, Stellar Hosts, provides a single access point to all stellar parameters of stars in systems with confirmed planets that are in the Exoplanet Archive. With this interface, you may browse stellar parameters of planetary systems that are in our Planetary Systems and Planetary Systems Composite tables, as well as stellar parameters that were previously only available on some System Overview pages (for example, the alf Cen page).

The Planetary Systems tables contain stellar parameters that correspond to planetary solutions, or planetary parameters published together as a set. But, many host stars, and their stellar companions, have stellar parameters determined separately from planetary solutions. Previously, these stellar solutions have only been available on the System Overview pages, so the new Stellar Hosts Table provides a consolidated view to these data. Note that the table does not yet include stellar parameters for stars hosting planetary candidates.

Stellar Hosts is similar to our other web-based, interactive tables, and includes our newest plotting feature for instant histogram and scatter plots (see our Jan. 18, 2024 news item for details). It's also supported by our Table Access Protocol (TAP) service. To set up a new query, consult our TAP User Guide and the table's data column definitions.

Once you've had a chance to try out the new table, let us know what you think!

February 23, 2024

Exoplanet Data by the Numbers

This week's release has some impressive numbers, specifically:

  1. 14: New planets!
  2. 449: Planets with updated ephemerides from ExoClock III!
  3. 165: New parameter sets for confirmed planets!
  4. 1: New JWST transmission spectrum for WASP-96 b!

The new planets are HD 134606 b, c, d, e, & f, TOI-238 b & c, TOI-1386 b & c, TOI-1751 b, Kepler-48 f, Kepler-100 e, and Kepler-139 d & e. Click on their names to go directly to their System Overview pages, or browse all system parameters in the archive (including this week's new sets) with the Planetary Systems and Planetary Systems Composite tables.

The new ephemerides, consisting of orbital periods and mid-transit times, have been integrated into our Planetary Systems tables, System Overview pages, and the Transit and Ephemeris Service.

To view and work with the new WASP-96 b spectrum, check out the Atmospheric Spectroscopy Table.



February 8, 2024

Two New Planets and Multi-spectra Plotting

We've updated the Atmospheric Spectroscopy Table to enable users to overplot multiple spectra. Users may now plot spectra of the same planet taken with multiple instruments at the same time, or compare spectra of different planets to identify key similarities or differences. Try it out and let us know what you think!

We've also added two new planets, both of which are TOI confirmations of super-Earths around M dwarf stars: Wolf-327 b and TOI-2266 b. The new planet parameters can be accessed from their System Overview pages, the Planetary Systems Table, and the Planetary Systems Composite Table.

Finally, we have added a new parameter set for HIP 75056 A b, which sets its mass to > 30 M_J and above our mass cut-off. HIP 75056 A b parameters can still be seen in its System Overview page, but it no longer appears in the Planetary Systems tables and now has a status of False Positive Planet.



January 25, 2024

Three New Planets and New Spectra for 12 Planets

This week, we've added spectra for 12 planets to the Atmospheric Spectroscopy Table, including new spectra taken by JWST for super-Earths GJ 367 b and GJ 1132 b. Both JWST spectra rule out the probability of the super-Earths having large, hydrogen-dominated atmospheres. The other new spectra are for the planets HAT-P-19 b, HAT-P-51 b, HAT-P-55 b, HAT-P-65 b, HAT-P-26 b, HAT-P-12 b, HD 209458 b, WASP-6 b, WASP-17 b, and WASP-39 b.

We have also added three new microlensing planets, KMT-2018-BLG-0885 b, KMT-2019-BLG-0297 b, and KMT-2019-BLG-0335 b. Access the new data in the system overview pages, the Planetary Systems Table, or the Planetary Systems Composite Table. Additional microlensing-specific parameters are also available in the Microlensing Planets Table.

News panel image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech



January 18, 2024

Quicker and Easier Exoplanet Data Plots

We've made it even easier to make scatter plots and histograms with Planetary Systems data, with a new built-in and interactive feature that generates plots ready for publication, presentation, and data exploration.

To access the feature:

  1. Go to the Planetary Systems (PS) or Planetary Systems Composite Data (PSCompPars) table.
  2. Filter the table to display only the data you want to plot. (If needed, consult the Interactive Table User Guide's Sorting and Filtering Data section.)
  3. Click the Plot Table button and then select Histogram Plot or Scatter Plot from the drop-down list. The plot will open in a new browser tab.

For more information, see the ExoPlots User Guide.

This new feature is currently in Beta release, so there may be brief performance issues while we work on improvements and additional features. Please let us know how it works for you (or doesn't) and if you encounter any issues through our Helpdesk.

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More TAP-supported Tables

As part of our continued adoption of the IVOA's Table Access Protocol (TAP) standard, we've migrated the following Kepler and K2 data sets from the archive's old API service to the newer TAP service:

  • K2 Targets: k2targets
  • Kepler Stellar, including distinct access for the following deliveries: keplerstellar, q1_q12_ks, q1_q16_ks, q1_q17_dr24_ks, q1_q17_dr25_ks, q1_q17_dr25_sup_ks
  • Kepler Time Series: keplertimeseries
  • Kepler Threshhold-Crossing Events, including distinct access for the following deliveries: q1_q12_tce, q1_q16_tce, q1_q17_dr24_tce, q1_q17_dr25_tce
  • Kepler Objects-of-Interest (KOI), including distinct access for the following deliveries: cumulative, q1_q6_koi, q1_q8_koi, q1_q12_koi, q1_q16_koi, q1_q17_dr24_koi, q1_q17_dr25_koi, q1_q17_dr25_sup_koi

The old API support for these tables will be discontinued in the near future, so please convert any existing API queries to TAP queries, and use TAP for all new queries (see documentation here).



January 10, 2024

Ringing in the New Year With Three Planets

Our first release for 2024 features HD 63433 d—the closest, young, Earth-sized planet discovered to date! According to the discovery paper, this planet is located ~22 parsecs from Earth and is the smallest confirmed planet with an age less than 500 Myr. Check out the archive's HD 63433 System Overview page and read the NASA media release for details.

Two additional planets added this week are OGLE-2019-BLG-1180L b and KMT-2021-BLG-1770L b. The planets have been added to the Planetary Systems Table and its companion table the Planetary Systems Composite Table, where you can view, filter, sort, and download data. Their data are also available in our Microlensing Planets table.

News panel image credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle