Kepler-296 Ab has been discovered by the Kepler spacecraft and was originally classified as a planet candidate. A new statistical analysis led by a team at NASA Ames Research Center has validated the planet with more than 99 percent confidence. Although many parameters of Kepler-296 Ab are still unknown, the object is highly unlikely to be a false positive. This planet was originally thought to have a period three times smaller than the actual value. Statistical analysis indicates that all five transiting planets in the system orbit the primary star Kepler-296 A. Link to scientific paper Your name Note: Your commit will be vetted before it is merged into the public version. It is crucial that you include a link to a scientific publication. For more information on the meaning of the different datafields see the readme file in the Open Exoplanet Catalogue repository on github.