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September 21, 2018 updates

Planet–Planet Tides in the TRAPPIST-1 System

Far-Ultraviolet Activity Levels of F, G, K, and M dwarf Exoplanet Host Stars

Why do protoplanetary disks appear not massive enough to form the known exoplanet population?

Observational diagnostics of elongated planet-induced vortices with realistic planet formation timescales

Evolved Climates and Observational Discriminants for the TRAPPIST-1 Planetary System

TESS’s first planet: a super-Earth transiting the naked-eye star π Mensae

A low-density hot Jupiter in a near-aligned, 4.5-day orbit around a V = 10.8, F5V star

NGTS-2b: An inflated hot-Jupiter transiting a bright F-dwarf

September 20, 2018 updates

Mass, Radius, and Composition of the Transiting Planet 55 Cnc e: Using Interferometry and Correlations—A Quick Update

Evaluating the effect of immeasurable parameters of exoplanets on their habitability using latitudinal energy balance model

A deep search for planets in the inner 15 au around Vega

A Large Ground-Based Observing Campaign of the Disintegrating Planet K2-22b

PlanetPack3: a radial-velocity and transit analysis tool for exoplanets

TESS Discovery of an ultra-short-period planet around the nearby M dwarf LHS 3844

How Much SETI Has Been Done? Finding Needles in the n-Dimensional Cosmic Haystack

Triboelectrification of KCl and ZnS particles in approximated exoplanet environments

Recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee on SETI Nomenclature

The KELT Follow-Up Network and Transit False Positive Catalog: Pre-vetted False Positives for TESS

September 19, 2018 updates

Superflare Ultraviolet Impact on Kepler-96 System: A Glimpse of Habitability When the Ozone Layer First Formed on Earth

Investigating the young solar system analog HD 95086★ A combined HARPS and SPHERE exploration

Spin Evolution and Cometary Interpretation of the Interstellar Minor Object 1I/2017 ‘Oumuamua

Three Pathways for Observed Resonant Chains

Efficient spectroscopy of exoplanets at small angular separations with vortex fiber nulling

A grid of upper atmosphere models for 1–40 MEARTH planets: application to CoRoT-7 b and HD219134 b,c

Atmospheric mass loss due to giant impacts: the importance of the thermal component for hydrogen-helium envelopes

September 18, 2018 updates

Scaling Laws of Ion Acceleration in Ultrathin Foils Driven by Laser Radiation Pressure

QED cascade in a plane electromagnetic wave

Ground- and Space-based Detection of the Thermal Emission Spectrum of the Transiting Hot Jupiter KELT-2Ab

Survivability of Moon Systems Around Ejected Gas Giants

Stellar pulsation and granulation as noise sources in exoplanet transit spectroscopy in the ARIEL space mission

TESS Discovery of a Transiting Super-Earth in the Π Mensae System

Disentangling Blended K2 Photometry: Determining the Planetary Host Star

Exoplanet Modulation of Stellar Coronal Radio Emission

Stable equatorial ice belts at high obliquity in a coupled atmosphere-ocean model

A Framework for Prioritizing the TESS Planetary Candidates Most Amenable to Atmospheric Characterization

September 17, 2018 updates

Interaction of infalling solid bodies with primordial atmospheres of disk-embedded planets

Improving Orbit Estimates for Incomplete Orbits with a New Approach to Priors – with Applications from Black Holes to Planets

The hot Jupiter period-mass distribution as a signature of in situ formation

The Application of Autocorrelation SETI Search Techniques in an ATA Survey

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