2020 Exoplanet Archive News

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April 2, 2020

This week, we added three confirmed planets, including two TESS planets and one discovered by direct imaging. These bring our total confirmed planet count to 4,144. The new planets are TYC 8998-760-1 b and TOI-1130 b and c.

We've also added new WASP-79 b transmission spectra, viewable in the Transmission Spectroscopy table, and 16 solutions for three planets to the Microlensing table.

March 19, 2020

This week's update includes data for six new planets, including the first ever planet in the Galactic thick disk, discovered by TESS, and transmission spectroscopy for three known planets. The new planets are: OGLE-2013-BLG-0911L b, KMT-2016-BLG-1836L b, OGLE-2016-BLG-1227L b, NGTS-10 b, MASCARA-4 b, and LHS 1815 b (TESS discovery).

To view the new planet and stellar parameters, use the Confirmed Planets, Composite Planet Data, and Extended Planet Data interactive tables. Or, check out the alpha release of our Planetary Systems table to browse ALL the planet and host star solutions.

The new transmission spectroscopy data are for K2-18 b, KELT-9 b, and HAT-P-41 b, all of which are are browsable in the Transmission Spectroscopy interactive table.

March 16, 2020

It's official: all Kepler/K2 user support has been transitioned to the NASA Exoplanet Archive (at NExScI) and the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST). See the Kepler/K2 User Support page for details.

Also, as a reminder, the Kepler Data Products Overview page provides an exhaustive list of Kepler data products and documentation.

March 5, 2020

There are nine new planets in the archive this week, including the new circumbinary system Kepler-1661—a reminder that archival Kepler data continues to yield discoveries. There is also a new TESS planet, TOI-132 b.

The new planets are: Kepler-1661 b, TOI-132 b, GJ 1061 b, c, & d, HATS-47 b, HATS-48 A b, HATS-49 b, and HATS-72 b.

To view the new planet and stellar data, use the Confirmed Planets, Composite Planet Data, and Extended Planet Data interactive tables. Or, check out the alpha release of our Planetary Systems table to browse ALL the planet and host star solutions.

February 13, 2020

We have a few exciting updates to announce this week!

10 More Planets!

We've added 10 confirmed planets: five discovered by the transit method, and five discovered using the radial velocity method. This brings our total confirmed planet count to 4,126.

The new planets are: GJ 180 d, GJ 229 A c, GJ 433 d, GJ 3082 b, GJ 1252 b, EPIC 249893012 b, c, & d, L 168-9 b, and TOI-125 d.

To view the new planet and stellar data, use the Confirmed Planets, Composite Planet Data, and Extended Planet Data interactive tables. Or, check out the new alpha release of our Planetary Systems table to browse ALL the planet and host star solutions.

New Table of Directly Imaged Planets!

We're pleased to announce a NEW Direct Imaging table! This interactive table focuses on observational and model parameters specific to directly imaged confirmed planets. Additional parameters sets will be added over the next few months.

The columns available in this table are listed and defined in the documentation. For more information about the detection technique and resources available in the Exoplanet Archive, see the Directly Imaged Planet Resources page.

To compare and review imaged planets against other confirmed planets, please use the Confirmed Planets, Composite Planet Data, or Planetary Systems interactive tables.

TOIs Added to the Transit and Ephemeris Service!

Our Transit and Ephemeris Service has been updated to include the TESS Objects of Interest (TOIs) list, which are objects stored in the TESS Project Candidates table that includes previously known planets, TESS confirmed planets, planet candidates, and false positives. Selecting the TESS Objects of Interest checkbox in the service's web form will include all of these in the ephemeris calculations, drawing input parameters directly from the TESS Project Candidate table.

Fun Fact: The ExoFOP-TESS site reached 50,000 file uploads this week!

January 30, 2020

Eight new planets!

This week we have eight new planets, including a TESS planet, a K2 planet, and a four-planet system found by the Dispersed Matter Planet Project! The new planets are: DMPP-1 b, c, d & e, DMPP-2b, DMPP-3 A b, HD 80653 b, and TOI-813 b. (If you prefer the old overview interface, you can access them through the Explore the Archive search box on the home page.) This week's additions bring the total confirmed planet count to 4,116.

To view the new planet and stellar data, use the Confirmed Planets, Composite Planet Data, and Extended Planet Data interactive tables. Or, check out the new alpha release of our Planetary Systems table to browse ALL the planet and host star solutions.

January 17, 2020

New Planets for The New Year

We're starting 2020 with FOUR new planets in our NEW overviews alpha release! Check out G 9-40 b, XO-7 b, USco1621 b, and USco1556 b. (If you prefer the old overview interface, you can access them through the Explore the Archive search box on the home page.) This week's additions bring the total confirmed planet count to 4,108.

To view the new planet and stellar data, use the Confirmed Planets, Composite Planet Data, and Extended Planet Data interactive tables. Or, check out the new alpha release of our Planetary Systems table to browse ALL the planet and host star solutions.