Targets Excluded from the Archive

The following objects were either excluded or removed from the Exoplanet Archive for reasons specified below.

For more information about the Exoplanet Archive's criteria for classifying and including objects, see our Exoplanet Criteria page.

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Planets That Do Not Appear in Peer-Reviewed Publications

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Object Mass Greater Than 30 Jupiter Masses

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Unconfirmed Planet Candidates

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False Positive Planets

This section lists confirmed planets that were assigned a new disposition, False Positive Planets (FPP), by the Exoplanet Archive after July 2022 based published refutations. The objects have been removed from the Planetary Systems and Planetary Systems Composite Parameters tables, but their data are still available on their respective System Overview pages. Demoted K2 objects will continue to appear in the K2 Planets and Candidates table (with an updated disposition of False Positive Planet), but not in the K2 Confirmed Names table.

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Planets with Published Refutations

The following is a list of planets were removed from the Exoplanet Archive based on a published refutation prior to July 2022. Their data are no longer available in the archive.

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Targets Not Included

The following is an incomplete list of notable targets that were not added to the archive.

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Reinstated Targets

The following planets were either confirmed and refuted and then re-confirmed, or initially excluded from the archive until additional data were published.

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Targets of Note

  • Kepler-452 b
  • Kepler-468 b, Kepler-470 b, Kepler-628 b, Kepler-840 b, Kepler-854 b, and Kepler-1415 b: These objects were dispositioned as false positives by the Kepler False Positive Working Group (KFPWG) in the Kepler Objects of Interest (KOI) DR 25 Supplemental release. In the absence of a peer-reviewed, published refutation, the objects remain listed as confirmed planets in the Exoplanet Archive.
  • proxima Centauri c: This promising candidate has been noted by a number of publications, but as of yet there is no published, peer-reviewed confirmation of the planetary nature of the signal. We are monitoring the literature and will update the status of proxima Centauri c as soon as it becomes clear.

Last updated: 30 November 2022