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Kepler Latest News
7/10/18 - The Kepler Simulations (types INV, SCR1, SCR2, and SCR3) and the related
tables and documentation hasve been downloaded from
and are now available online. The README file describes
how the files are stored.
7/10/18 - The Kepler exoplanet tables have been updated with a new total of 2,344 entries.
11/13/17 - The Kepler Simulated light curves (types INJ1, INJ2, & INJ3)
and the average detection efficiency tables have been downloaded from
NExScI and are now available
online. The README file describes
how the files are stored, and the Pipeline Detection Efficiency
document describes how they were used to test DR25 detection efficiency.
10/24/17 - The Kepler multi-page Transit Crossing Event Review Team (TCERT) Reports
are now available online both individually and in
compressed tar files with the other existing DV reports.
Links to the reports for the Kepler Objects of Interest (KOIs)
have also been added to the KOI search results page. See the
README file for more information.
10/09/17 - Work has begun on adding online the Raw Cadence Data
for Quarters 0 through 17.
09/05/17 - The cumulative Kepler
Objects of Interest (KOI) table has been updated to include
NExScI's final changes. The primary change involved removing columns
koi_dicco_fra, koi_dicco_fdec, koi_dicco_fsky koi_dikco_fra,
koi_dikco_fdec, koi_dikco_fsky and their associated error columns.
06/15/17 - A list of missing Kepler Light curve files is
now available at
http://archive.stsci.edu/kepler/missing_lc.html . These
are observations for which a Target Pixel File exists but
the pipeline procesing software was unable to generate a light
06/05/17 - The Kepler
Published Planets table and the
KOI Planet table (both from NExScI) have been updated.
The total number of discovered Kepler exoplanets is now 2,337.
05/01/17 - The Kepler Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS) data is now available
online via http, or via ftp at pub/kepler/fgs. The data are organized into
2 subdirectories, one for the FGS full frame images (ffi), and one for the
ancillary reference file and the quarterly flux and centroid data files (flc).
More information is available in the document KSCI-19112-001.
[[04/17/17 - The Kepler
Published Planets table and the
KOI Planet table (both from NExScI) have been updated to include 3
new exoplanets. The total number of discovered Kepler exoplanets is now 2,334.
The "condition flag" entries in the Kepler data and target search interfaces have also been updated
using the DR25 KOI table.
03/31/17 - The cumulative Kepler Objects of Interest (KOI) table
(as provided by NExScI) has been updated to include the first set of Data Release 25 (DR25) KOIs, replacing
the previous cumulative table that was created after the closure of the DR24 KOI table.
Links to the DR25 Data Validation reports and summaries are included in the search results for those KOIs that
were found in the final run of the Kepler pipeline.
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
and the Dynablack calibration problem reported in the Data Release 24
Notes Q0–Q17 Erratum
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.
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
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
1/7/16 - Seven new exoplanets were added for Kepler and one new
exoplanet for K2.
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.
10/7/15 - 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.)
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
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.
6/2/15 - 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.,
& KOI info)
and the condition flags have been updated to include 7 new exoplanets.
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.