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Kepler Latest News

  • 11/14/16 - Version 003 of the DR25 Kepler Q1-Q17 Stellar table has been implemented. Improved estimates for distance and extinction values are included. See the Stellar Properties Catalog Update for more information.

  • 8/17/16 - The revised version of Data Release Notes 25 describing the reprocessing of the short cadence light curves is now available.

  • 8/15/16 - The ingest of the reprocessed Q0-Q17 short cadence Target Pixel Files and Full Frame Images has been completed.

  • 8/8/16 - The final reprocessing of the Kepler Q0-Q17 short cadence light curves has been completed, and the files are now online. This release (DR25) corrects both the scrambled collateral smear issue reported in the Global Erratum for Kepler Q0-Q17 & K2 C0-C5 Short-Cadence Data (KSCI-19080-002.pdf) and the Dynablack calibration problem reported in the Data Release 24 Notes Q0–Q17 Erratum ( KSCI-19064-002a-DRN24err.pdf).

    The Target Pixel Files have not yet been ingested, but should be available later this week. The new Q2-Q16 FFIs are now online but not yet ingested into DADS. A revised version of the Data Release Notes 25 will be available soon.

  • 6/15/16 - The Kepler Certified False Positive catalog has been updated. See the links on the main search form for more information.

  • 6/1/16 - A new version of the Kepler Archive Manual is now available, and the Focal Plane Characteristics page has been been updated for Data Release 25.

  • 5/11/16 - 1,285 newly discovered Kepler exoplanets have been added to the two "confirmed planets" tables (i.e., the table containing published information, and the table containing KOI information). The "condition flag" column for Kepler data search and target search has also been updated.

  • 5/4/16 - Proposal abstracts from Guest Investigators and the Kepler Particapating Scientist Program (PSP) are now available. Use the Abstract search box in the left-hand column to search on investigator name, program ID or a string from the abstract; or use the Abstract search form.

  • 4/27/16 - A revised version of the Kepler Instrument Handbook (KIH), dated 22 April 2016, is now available. The KIH provides information about the design, performance, and operational constraints of the Kepler hardware.

  • 3/25/16 - The project has assessed the recently reported problem with the Kepler and K2 short-cadence smear data being scrambled and the documentation has been updated accordingly. The list of affected targets is unchanged, but renamed for clarity. The bottom line for Kepler: only a handful of targets are likely to be affected in a significant way.

  • 3/15/16 - Two new exoplanets were added for Kepler.

  • 3/7/16 - The DR25 version of the Kepler Q1-Q17 Stellar table has been implemented and replaces the previous DR24 version.

  • 2/4/16 - A document describing the recently discovered problem affecting approximately half of all Kepler and K2 Short Cadence targets is now available from the Kepler project. Information on when the reprocessed data will be archived will be provided as it becomes available.

  • 1/18/16 - The DR25 data ingest has been completed for all long cadence observations.

  • 1/7/16 - Seven new exoplanets were added for Kepler and one new exoplanet for K2.

  • 12/30/15 - The Kepler Eclipsing Binary Catalog from Villanova has been updated.

  • 12/17/15 - Data Release Notes 25 now available.

  • 11/24/15 - The Data Release 24 Short Cadence (SC) calibrated pixels and light curves for Q2—Q16 are excessively noisy. More information is available in an erratum to the Data Release 24 Notes. We encourage users of the SC data to wait until the DR25 SC data becomes available in the Summer of 2016.

  • 11/11/15 - Search forms are now available for the Kepler KOI False Positive catalog and the KOI Positional Probabilities catalog from the Kepler False Positive Working Group. See the links on the main search forms for more information.

  • 10/12/15 - The Kepler published planets table was updated to include recent table column changes made by NExScI.

  • 10/7/15 - DR25 Ingest Status The table below will track the ingest status for the final reprocessing of Kepler data. The initial ingest is only for long cadence observations. Short cadence data (and FFIs) are expected next Summer.

    Note that tar files downloaded through the MAST Portal will contain the older DR24 data until MAST receives ALL the DR25 long cadence data. If you want to retrieve version DR25 files from the Portal before then, you must manually select them from within the Portal's download basket. Consult the table below to determine which Quarters have version DR25 files available. (For tarfile status, Q implies the tar file of DR25 light curves (LC) for the specified quarter is online and accessible via ftp and http.)

    Quarter Through batch ("DADS") retrievals Online status lightcurve tarfile status
    Q17 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q16 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q15 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q14 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q13 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q12 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q11 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q10 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q9 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q8 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q7 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q6 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q5 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q4 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q3 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q2 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q1 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q
    Q0 LC and TPFs ingested LC and TPFs online Q

  • 8/31/15 - The tar fle of Kepler False Positive Working Group tables has been updated. See downloadable Kepler Tables for more information.

  • 8/24/15 - The downloadable Kepler Objects of Interest (KOI) table has been updated, and a new tar file containing the False Positive Table and the Kepler Astrophysical Positional Probabilities (APP) table from the Kepler False Positive Working Group is also available. See the full list of downloadable Kepler tables for more information.

  • 7/23/15 - Updates from NExScI were made to 97 entries in the Kepler KOI table, and 2 recently-announced earth-like exoplanets were added to the published info and KOI info Kepler confirmed planets tables. The condition flags were also updated.

  • 6/25/15 - A link to the Kepler Planet Occurrence Rate Tools (KeplerPORTs), written in python, has been added to the Kepler Data Reduction page.

  • 6/24/15 - A new page on alternate download options is now available. The page describes how to access online files via ftp or http, how to submit batch requests, and various options using the Wget/Curl shell commands.

  • 6/16/15 - Updates from NExScI were made to the Kepler KOI table (including over 100 new KOIs), the Kepler Q1-Q17 stellar parameters table and the published info and KOI info Kepler confirmed planets tables. The condition flags were also updated.

  • 6/2/15 - The reprocessed Full Frame Images (FFIs) from Data Release 24 are now available online. The new FFIs use the actual information on the FFI to determine target positions rather than the previous (possibly less accurate) method of using positions from the nearest good cadence).

  • 5/27/15 - The confirmed planets tables (i.e., published info, & KOI info) and the condition flags have been updated to include 7 new exoplanets.

  • 5/4/15 - Kepler-432 c has been added to the Kepler exoplanet tables (published info, and KOI info).

  • 4/22/15 - All Q0-Q17 Data Release 24 data are now available through batch downloads, the search interface, online for both lightcurves and target pixel files, and as tarfiles. In addition, tarfiles of the lightcurves for Kepler Objects of Interest (KOIs), Eclipsing Binaries, and Red Giants are also available. WGET scripts have also been prepared. See the alternate retrieval methods webpage that explains ways to retrieve data other than via batch requests.

  • 4/15/15 - The Kepler Objects of Interest (KOI) table (as provided by NExScI) has been updated and now includes about 1400 new e ntries. The condition flag entries and the confirmed planets table have also been updated.

  • 4/6/15 - Data Release Notes 24 have been re-released to describe a flagging issue that impacts some Short Cadence fluxes (see Section A.1.9 for details).

  • 3/31/15- The ingest of Data Release 24 continues with ingest of the short cadence lightcurves (SLC) and target pixel files (TPF).

  • 2/24/15 - Exoplanet Kepler-447 b has been added to the confirmed planets tables (i.e., published info, and KOI info).

  • 2/12/15 - Data Release Notes 24 are now available.

  • 2/5/15 - The Kepler Q1-Q17 Stellar parameters table and the Kepler Q1-Q16 Stellar parameters table have been updated. 34 columns were removed which contained all null values, and 30 new columns were added. The new columns however are only populated in the Q1-Q16 table for now.

  • 2/3/15 - The Kepler-444 exoplanets have been added to the confirmed planets tables (i.e., published info, and KOI info). Condition Flags and KOI table dispositions were also updated.

  • 1/27/15 - The Kepler Q1-Q17 Stellar Parameters table (as downloaded from NExScI) is now available. This table contains the stellar parameters used in the current reprocessing (Data Release 24).

  • 1/19/15 - Nine exoplanets have been added to the confirmed planets tables (i.e., published info, and KOI info).

  • 12/17/14 - Latest updates from NExScI were added to the Kepler Objects of Interest (KOI) table. 8 targets changed disposition from "planetary candidate" to "false positive".


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