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Automatic Classification of Kepler Planetary Transit Candidates

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Astrophysical Journal
Publisher
American Astronomical Society
Publication Date
Jun 02, 2015
Volume
806
Issue
1
Pages
6–6
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the first three years of operation, the Kepler mission found 3697 planet candidates (PCs) from a set of 18,406 transit-like features detected on more than 200,000 distinct stars. Vetting candidate signals manually by inspecting light curves and other diagnostic information is a labor intensive effort. Additionally, this classification methodology does not yield any information about the quality of PCs; all candidates are as credible as any other. The torrent of exoplanet discoveries will continue after Kepler, because a number of ...

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