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March 25, 2019 updates

Looking for Lurkers

HD 213885b: A transiting 1-day-period super-Earth with an Earth-like composition around a bright (V=7.9) star unveiled by TESS

Terran World Spectral Simulator

Understanding Exoplanet Atmospheres with UV Observations I: NUV and Blue/Optical

The Metal-Rich Atmosphere of the Neptune HAT-P-26b

eleanor: An open-source tool for extracting light curves from the TESS Full-Frame Images

Precise radial velocities of giant stars. XII. Evidence against the proposed planet Aldebaran b

Characterizing the Atmospheres of Irradiated Exoplanets at High Spectral Resolution

The Weird Detector: Flagging periodic, coherent signals of arbitrary shape in time series photometry

Qatar Exoplanet Survey: Qatar-8b, 9b and 10b — A Hot Saturn and Two Hot Jupiters

Imaging Cool Giant Planets in Reflected Light: Science Investigations and Synergy with Habitable Planets

On possible types of magnetospheres of hot Jupiters

The role of dissipative evolution for three-planet, near-resonant extrasolar systems

Detecting Earth-like Biosignatures on Rocky Exoplanets around Nearby Stars with Ground-based Extremely Large Telescopes

The Pointing Limits of Transiting Exoplanet Light Curve Characterization with Pixel Level De-correlation

Self-stabilizing laser sails based on optical metasurfaces

High-Drag Interstellar Objects And Galactic Dynamical Streams

March 21, 2019 updates

An Astrobiology Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe

Understanding Gaia

Testing the value of artificial gravity for astronaut health

Measurement of the Free-Floating Planet Mass Function with Simultaneous Euclid and WFIRST Microlensing Parallax Observations

Masses and Distances of Planetary Microlens Systems with High Angular Resolution Imaging

Spectroscopic Transit Search: a self-calibrating method for detecting planets around bright stars

Wide-Orbit Exoplanet Demographics

The Scientific Context of WFIRST Microlensing in the 2020s

The Promise of Data Science for the Technosignatures Field

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

March 20, 2019 updates

Engaging Citizen Scientists to Keep Transit Times Fresh and Ensure the Efficient Use of Transiting Exoplanet Characterization Missions

WASP-180Ab: Doppler tomography of an hot Jupiter orbiting the primary star in a visual binary

The L 98-59 System: Three Transiting, Terrestrial-Sized Planets Orbiting a Nearby M-dwarf

Searching for Exosatellites Orbiting L and T Dwarfs: Connecting Planet Formation to Moon Formation and Finding New Temperate Worlds

Hint of curvature in the orbital motion of the exoplanet 51 Eridani b using 3 years of VLT/SPHERE monitoring

March 19, 2019 updates

Rethinking CO Antibiosignatures in the Search for Life Beyond the Solar System

Transit Lyman-α signatures of terrestrial planets in the habitable zones of M dwarfs

The Asteroseismic Target List for Solar-like Oscillators Observed in 2 minute Cadence with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

Self-luminous and irradiated exoplanetary atmospheres explored with HELIOS

On the Use of Planetary Science Data for Studying Extrasolar Planets

Reconstructing Extreme Space Weather from Planet Hosting Stars

On the Dynamics of Comets in Extrasolar Planetary Systems

Characterizing Transiting Exoplanets with JWST Guaranteed Time and ERS Observations

Long-Period Giant Companions to Three Compact, Multiplanet Systems

The habitability of stagnant-lid Earths around dwarf stars

Consequences of Tidal Dissipation in a Putative Venusian Ocean

New Frontiers for Terrestrial-sized to Neptune-sized Exoplanets In the Era of Extremely Large Telescopes

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