Planets Everywhere: The 7th Kepler Planet Catalog


Tuesday, November 10 2015 - 12:00 pm, PST
Fergal Mullally
SETI Institute

Dr. Mullally will present the 7th catalog of Planet Candidates found by Kepler.  Uniformly vetted lists of detected planet candidates are a key step towards measuring the occurrence rates of planets, as well as providing interesting individual objects for potential follow-up. The 7th catalog includes 8826 objects of interest, of which 4696 are deemed viable planet candidates. 

This catalog is the first to be uniformly vetted in an entirely objective manner by algorithm, instead of by manual inspection. This algorithmic approach enables us to test our results against simulated data sets allowing us to measure our performance for the first time. Dr. Mullally will discuss some novel features of the vetting pipeline, discuss the performance and limitations, and highlight some interesting individual planets.

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