The missions

Kepler & K2 provide long-baseline, high-precision photometry for exoplanet and astrophysics research.

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K2 observing

K2 is a community-driven mission: targets and funding are awarded through open calls for proposals.

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Data analysis

Pixel data, lightcurves, and analysis software are publicly available with no proprietary period.

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News for scientists

K2 Mission Recruiting Members for the K2 Users' Panel

The K2 mission is developing a K2 Users' Panel (K2UP), whose role will be to represent the voice of the community in regards to mission science, management policies, and products from the project. Specifically, the panel will be expected to:

  • provide input on data products and documentation from the mission ...
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Save the date for Kepler & K2 SciCon IV, June 19-23, 2017

The Kepler & K2 SciCon IV: Legacy & Scion will take place June 19-23, 2017, at NASA Ames Research Center in California. This conference will celebrate the legacy of the Kepler mission and will explore how the K2 mission is extending that legacy.

Stay tuned for additional details!

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Stellar properties available for EPIC targets from Campaigns 1-8

The K2 Ecliptic Plane Input Catalog (EPIC), which is hosted at MAST, has been updated to include stellar classifications for 138,600 targets (~88% of all targets) in Campaigns 1-8. The stellar properties were derived using colors, proper motions, spectroscopy, parallaxes, and galactic population synthesis models. This update supports target ...

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Raw data for K2 Campaign 9a now available at MAST

The currently on-going K2 Campaign 9 is dedicated to a microlensing experiment, aimed at simultaneously observing gravitional microlensing events with K2 and from Earth in order to see a parallax effect in the shape and time of the lensing events. To allow such events to be identified and characterized rapidly ...

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K2 Campaign 7 data available

Target pixel files for long and short cadence targets for K2 Campaign 7 are now available for download from the K2 data archive at MAST. Light curves are also available for long cadence targets.

In Campaign 7 there was a significant drop in the number of targets observed relative to ...

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