The kepler input catalog is a publicly searchable database of roughly 132 million targets used for the kepler spectral classification program and the kepler mission   the catalog alone is not used for finding kepler targets, because only a portion of the listed stars (about one-third of the catalog) can be observed by the spacecraft. The kepler roller-coaster ride continues nasa's low-on-fuel kepler space telescope, which has discovered more than 2,650 alien planets to date, has awoken from yet another slumber and begun.
Orange: newly-verified planets announced by nasa's kepler mission on 26 feb 2014 red: previously announced kepler discoveries blue: exoplanets discovered by other means. Since december 2010, kepler mission data has been used for the zooniverse project planethuntersorg, which allows volunteers to look for transit events in the light curves of kepler images to identify planets that computer algorithms might miss.
Nasagov brings you the latest images, videos and news from america's space agency get the latest updates on nasa missions, watch nasa tv live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. Since december 2010, kepler mission data has been used for the planet hunters project, which allows volunteers to look for transit events in the light curves of kepler images to identify planets that computer algorithms might miss.