- Dr. Fergal Mullally described the delivery of the sixth Kepler catalog, including 554 new Kepler candidate planets, bringing the total number of Kepler candidates to 4,175. He also announced eight new small, habitable zone candidates – six around sun-like stars.
- Dr. Douglas Caldwell announced eight newly validated planets – marking Kepler’s 1000th verified exoplanet. Among these were three small planets securely in the habitable zone, two of those likely to be rocky.
- A Nearby M Star With Three Transiting Super-Earths Discovered By K2 (Crossfield et al., 2015) – The paper confirms the discovery of a star with three exoplanets. The first discovery of its kind using K2 data. This marks the K2 mission's third confirmed planet since it began in May 2014.
- Precise time series photometry for the Kepler-2.0 mission (Aigrain et al., 2015) – The paper presents a new method to extract precise light curves from the K2 data.
- Kepler's Third Law and the NASA's Kepler Mission (Gould et al., 2015) - This paper summarizes the mission goals, briefly explains the transit method of finding exoplanets and design of the mission, provides some key findings and describes useful education materials available at the Kepler website
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