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November 12, 2018 updates

Comets, Enceladus and panspermia

NASA’s Astrobiology Program Evolving to Meet the Future

NASA to shut down astrobiology virtual institute

Stability of planets in triple star systems

HD 189733 b: bow shock or no shock?

On the robustness of analysis techniques for molecular detections using high resolution exoplanet spectroscopy

Efficient Joint Sampling of Impact Parameters and Transit Depths in Transiting Exoplanet Light Curves

Super-Earths in the TW Hya disc

November 9, 2018 updates

Planetary tidal interactions and the rotational evolution of low-mass stars – The Pleiades’ anomaly

An automated search for transiting exocomets

Sculpting the Valley in the Radius Distribution of Small Exoplanets as a by-product of Planet Formation: The Core-Powered Mass-Loss Mechanism

Bayesian Deep Learning for Exoplanet Atmospheric Retrieval

Polarized scattered light from self-luminous exoplanets. Three-dimensional scattering radiative transfer with ARTES

November 8, 2018 updates

«Impulsar»: New Application for High Power/Energy High Repetition Rate Pulse-Periodic Lasers

An optical transmission spectrum of the ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-33b. First indication of aluminum oxide in an exoplanet

Contribution of the core to the thermal evolution of sub-Neptunes

Retired A Stars and Their Companions VIII: 15 New Planetary Signals Around Subgiants and Transit Parameters for California Planet Search Planets with Subgiant Hosts

November 7, 2018 updates

Scientists push back against Harvard ‘alien spacecraft’ theory

Prospects for TTV Detection and Dynamical Constraints with TESS

Ground-based Spectroscopy of the Exoplanet XO-2b using a Systematic Wavelength Calibration

Techniques for Finding Close-in, Low-mass Planets around Subgiants

Vortex fiber nulling for exoplanet observations. I. Experimental demonstration in monochromatic light

Detecting Unresolved Binaries in TESS Data with Speckle Imaging

HD 1397b: a transiting warm giant planet orbiting a V = 7.8 mag sub-giant star discovered by TESS

Atmospheric mass loss from hot Jupiters irradiated by stellar superflares

Predicting Exoplanets Mass and Radius: A Nonparametric Approach

Tidal synchronization of close-in satellites and exoplanets. III. Tidal dissipation revisited and application to Enceladus

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