The Curious Case of KOI 4: Confirming Kepler's First Exoplanet Detection

@article{Chontos2019TheCC,
title={The Curious Case of KOI 4: Confirming Kepler's First Exoplanet Detection},
author={A. Chontos and D. Huber and D. Latham and A. Bieryla and V. V. Eylen and T. Bedding and T. Berger and L. Buchhave and T. Campante and W. Chaplin and I. L. Colman and J. Coughlin and G. Davies and T. Hirano and A. Howard and H. Isaacson},
journal={The Astronomical Journal},
year={2019},
volume={157},
pages={192}
}

The discovery of thousands of planetary systems by Kepler has demonstrated that planets are ubiquitous. However, a major challenge has been the confirmation of Kepler planet candidates, many of which still await confirmation. One of the most enigmatic examples is KOI 4.01, Kepler's first discovered planet candidate detection (as KOI 1.01, 2.01, and 3.01 were known prior to launch). Here we present the confirmation and characterization of KOI 4.01 (now Kepler-1658), using a combination of… CONTINUE READING