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July 20, 2018 updates

The first super-Earth Detection from the High Cadence and High Radial Velocity Precision Dharma Planet Survey

Review of high-contrast imaging systems for current and future ground-based and space-based telescopes III. Technology opportunities and pathways

Upgrading the Gemini Planet Imager: GPI 2.0

The Gemini Planet Imager: Looking back over five years and forward to the future

Mining the GPIES database

Air, Telescope, and Instrument Temperature Effects on the Gemini Planet Imager’s Image Quality

July 19, 2018 updates

Dynamical Evolution of the Early Solar System

Characterization of microdot apodizers for imaging exoplanets with next-generation space telescopes

Evolution of Earth-like extrasolar planetary atmospheres: Assessing the atmospheres and biospheres of early Earth analog planets with a coupled atmosphere biogeochemical model

WASP-147b, 160Bb, 164b and 165b: two hot Saturns and two Jupiters, including two planets with metal-rich hosts

Review of high-contrast imaging systems for current and future ground- and space-based telescopes I. Coronagraph design methods and optical performance metrics

Review of high-contrast imaging systems for current and future ground-based and space-based telescopes II. Common path wavefront sensing/control and Coherent Differential Imaging

July 18, 2018 updates

Chemo-kinematic ages of eccentric-planet-hosting M dwarf stars

Search for Extra-Galactic Intelligence Signal Synchronized with a Binary Neutron Star Merger

Metallicity-Dependent Signatures in the Kepler Planets

Exoplanet science with a space-based mid-infrared nulling interferometer

What Does “Metallicity” Mean When Interpreting Spectra of Exoplanetary Atmospheres?

Atmospheric Circulation and Thermal Phase-Curve Offset of Tidally and Non-Tidally Locked Terrestrial Exoplanets

Discovery of three new transiting hot Jupiters: WASP-161 b, WASP-163 b and WASP-170 b

MOPSS I: Flat Optical Spectra for the Hot Jupiters WASP-4 b and WASP-52b

July 17, 2018 updates

RIT researcher develops new solar sailing technology for NASA

The TOLIMAN space telescope

Niche amplitude, tidal-locking and Fermi’s Paradox

On the possibility of the Dyson spheres observable beyond the infrared spectrum

The Hawaii Infrared Parallax Program. III. 2MASS J0249-0557 c: A Wide Planetary-mass Companion to a Low-mass Binary in the beta Pic Moving Group

Kepler Object of Interest Network – I. First results combining ground- and space-based observations of Kepler systems with transit timing variations

Photosynthesis on a planet orbiting an M dwarf: enhanced effectiveness during flares

LASSO: Large Adaptive optics Survey for Substellar Objects using the new SAPHIRA detector on Robo-AO

The Origin of Heavy Element Content Trend in Giant Planets via Core Accretion

WFIRST Coronagraph Technology Requirements: Status Update and Systems Engineering Approach

EPIC 220501947 b and K2-237 b: two transiting hot Jupiters

The orbital architecture and debris disks of the HR 8799 planetary system

Scientific Discovery with the James Webb Space Telescope

July 16,2018 updates

Space Nuclear Power Systems – Direct Fusion Drive

Implications of Tides for Life on Exoplanets

The Inner Solar System’s Habitability Through Time

Gravitational Waves From Ultra Short Period Exoplanets

Robust Transiting Exoplanet Radii in the Presence of Starspots from Ingress and Egress Durations

Exoplanet Atmosphere Measurements from Direct Imaging

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