Archive 2.0 Release Notes

The NASA Exoplanet Archive is developing new and expanded tables of planetary systems data to enhance the user experience. Interim versions of the new tables have been released in operations to gather feedback from the community. This page lists some of features that have been added with each release. Please see the Transition page for information on how to transition your work from the old Confirmed Planets tables to the new Planetary Systems Tables.

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Planetary Systems (PS) Table Release Notes

Release VersionRelease Date Changes
Gamma December 2020 (current)
  • Update to data content, including more complete information on the number of stars in a system.
  • TICv8 asymmetric uncertainties handled properly.
  • Null references are properly attributed.
  • Stellar spectra columns updated to reflect proper published planet-star solutions.
  • Planetary Systems Composite Parameters population has improved population of parameters.
  • Overall general improvements on the content based upon continued data validation.
  • Numerous bug fixes to graphical interface for both tables, including:
    • Correct filtering and sorting on date and character columns.
    • Updates to the columns shown by default.
  • Update to TAP service to include the Gaia ID (already included in the interactive display).
Beta August 2020
  • Various bug fixes
  • Expanded and updated data content, including Gaia IDs, improved stellar multiplicity reporting, and improved detection flag reporting
Alpha December 2019 Initial release:
  • Combined data from Confirmed Planets and Extended Planet Data tables.
  • Each row contains planet, stellar and system (TESS Input Catalog) properties.
  • All solutions for confirmed exoplanet systems are now available in a single table, including Kepler, K2, and TESS candidate solutions.
  • The new table also provides a nearly complete identification of published stellar companions in confirmed planetary systems.
  • We've added measurements of projected and true planet obliquities.
  • The table contains a summary of data sets available in the archive for a given system.


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Planetary Systems Composite Parameters (PSCP) Release Notes

Release VersionRelease Date Changes
Beta

December 2020

(current)

  • Update to data content, including more complete information on the number of stars in a system
  • TICv8 asymmetric uncertainties handled properly.
  • Null references are properly attributed.
  • Stellar spectra columns updated to reflect proper published planet-star solutions.
  • Planetary Systems Composite Parameters population has improved population of parameters.
  • Overall general improvements on the content based upon continued data validation.
  • Numerous bug fixes to graphical interface for both tables, including:
    • Correct filtering and sorting on date and character columns.
    • Updates to the columns shown by default.
  • Update to TAP service to include the Gaia ID (already included in the interactive display).
Alpha August 2020 Initial release; see About the Planetary Systems Composite Planet Data Table for a more complete description


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Redesigned System Overview Pages Release Notes

Release VersionRelease Date Changes
Beta (current)December 2020
  • Improved visualization of multi-star systems..
  • More complete support for Ancillary Data associated within a system.
  • Updates to the color schemes, highlighting, and labeling.
Alpha December 2019

Initial release:

  • Summarized system architecture, data and graphics at the top of the page for quick reference, including flags for planets that are refuted or considered controversial. (See example)
  • A special Exoplanet Archive Notes section for additional information about the system, such as whether one of its planets had been refuted and then reinstated.
  • Color-coded solutions show all planet parameters associated with a given set of stellar parameters. (See example)
  • Collapsible and expandable sections allow users to customize their view of the available data.
  • Flexible design supports various types of system architectures.
  • A Bibliography section lists all published literature references included in the archive, with links to the papers in ADS. (See example)

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Last updated: 9 December 2020