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How the Sausage is Made: Kepler s False Alarms, False Positives, and Planet Candidates

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Type
Conference
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2014
Accepted Date
Aug 01, 2019
Volume
1
Pages
11–11
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Kepler mission has now designated over 7,000 Kepler objects of interest (KOIs), or transit-like signatures, utilizing up to four years of data. The number of potentially habitable planet candidates (PCs) among this sample has risen significantly over time. However, starting with Kepler threshold crossing events (TCEs), there are initially about as many false alarms (FAs) detected as there are KOIs. Furthermore, due to its design, contamination from eclipsing binaries, variable stars, and other transiting planets result in ...

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