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May 21, 2019 updates

The Transiting Multi-planet System HD15337: Two Nearly Equal-mass Planets Straddling the Radius Gap

Variability in the Atmosphere of the Hot Jupiter Kepler-76b

Exoplanetary Monte Carlo Radiative Transfer with Correlated-k I. Benchmarking Transit and Emission Observables

OGLE-2018-BLG-0532Lb: Cold Neptune With Possible Jovian Sibling

May 20, 2019 updates

A Neutrino Beacon

The SpaceDrive project – Thrust balance development and new measurements of the Mach-Effect and EMDrive Thrusters

Stellar Flybys Interrupting Planet-Planet Scattering Generates Oort Planets

The Need for Laboratory Measurements and Ab Initio Studies to Aid Understanding of Exoplanetary Atmospheres

The Detectability and Characterization of the TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanet Atmospheres with JWST

Does the evolution of complex life depend on the stellar spectral energy distribution?

K2-295 b and K2-237 b: two transiting hot Jupiters

May 17, 2019 updates

Modeling atmospheric escape and Mg II near-ultraviolet absorption of the highly irradiated hot Jupiter WASP-12b

VPLanet: The Virtual Planet Simulator

The Pressure and Temperature Limits of Likely Rocky Exoplanets

Detecting the General Relativistic Orbital Precession of the Exoplanet HD 80606b

A chemical kinetics code for modelling exoplanetary atmospheres

May 16, 2019 updates

Secondary eclipse of the hot Jupiter WASP-121b at 2 μm

Evidence of Systematic Errors in Spitzer Microlens Parallax Measurements

Optimizing Ground-based Observations of O2 in Earth Analogs

Spitzer Parallax of OGLE-2018-BLG-0596: A Low-mass-ratio Planet around an M-dwarf

Kepler Planet Occurrence Rates for Mid-Type M Dwarfs as a Function of Spectral Type

Ground-based follow-up observations of TRAPPIST-1 transits in the near-infrared

Star-planet tidal interaction and the limits of gyrochronology

The role of small telescopes as a ground-based support for exoplanetary space missions

May 15, 2019 updates

TESS Spots a Compact System of Super-Earths around the Naked-Eye Star HR 858

Validation of a Temperate Fourth Planet in the K2-133 Multi-planet System

Discovery and Characterization of Kepler-36b

KMT-2018-BLG-1990Lb: A Nearby Jovian Planet From A Low-Cadence Microlensing Field

Kepler-62f: Kepler’s First Small Planet in the Habitable Zone, but Is It Real?

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