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Updated Planet Candidates List and Q3 data

24 Sep 2011, 18:33 UTC
Updated Planet Candidates List and Q3 data
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Hi all, We’ve just updated the Candidates List to reflect what we’ve learned from Q1 and from a preliminary look through the Q2 data so far. Some candidates from Q1 have survived, others have not. Each of these candidates looks promising to us and not on known list of candidates released by the Kepler team. [...]

Hi all,
We’ve just updated the Candidates List to reflect what we’ve learned from Q1 and from a preliminary look through the Q2 data so far. Some candidates from Q1 have survived, others have not. Each of these candidates looks promising to us and not on known list of candidates released by the Kepler team. These are possible planet candidates, that is, as far as we can tell, they look good and we think are not eclipsing binaries or false positives. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that these stars have planets. A minimum of three separate observed transits are needed as well as follow-up observations. From our first paper, you can see that after checking through everything only two of the top 10 we looked at turned out to be good. Many on the list might not turn out to be real planet transits, ...

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