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December 10, 2019 updates

The Exoplanets Channel

Water Vapor and Clouds on the Habitable-zone Sub-Neptune Exoplanet K2-18b

FLAMINGOS-2 Infrared Photometry of 2I/Borisov

Future stellar flybys of the Voyager and Pioneer spacecraft

The circumstellar environment of 55 Cnc: The super-Earth 55 Cnc e as a primary target for star-planet interactions

Star-planet interaction through spectral lines

KMT-2019-BLG-0842Lb: A Cold Planet Below the Uranus/Sun Mass Ratio

December 9, 2019 updates

How to Find an Interstellar Comet: A Q&A with Discoverer Gennady Borisov

The Trans-Neptunian Solar System (Chapters 15 and 16)

Stellar engines: Design considerations for maximizing acceleration

XO-7 b: A transiting hot Jupiter with a massive companion on a wide orbit

Habitable Age Instead of Location for Terrestrial Worlds

December 6, 2019 updates

Atmospheric dynamics in high obliquity planets

The dynamical history of the evaporating or disrupted ice giant planet around white dwarf WD J0914+1914

Signatures of Clouds in Hot Jupiter Atmospheres: Modeled High Resolution Emission Spectra from 3D General Circulation Models

O2- and CO-Rich Atmospheres for Potentially Habitable Environments on TRAPPIST-1 Planets

Cold giant planets evaporated by hot white dwarfs

A Linear Formation Flying Astronomical Interferometer in Low Earth Orbit

Superabundance of Exoplanet Sub-Neptunes Explained by Fugacity Crisis

Wind of Change: retrieving exoplanet atmospheric winds from high-resolution spectroscopy

Interstellar communication network. I. Overview and assumptions

December 5, 2019 updates

Testing exoplanet evaporation with multi-transiting systems

Impact of Binary Stars on Planet Statistics — I. Planet Occurrence Rates, Trends with Stellar Mass, and Wide Companions to Hot Jupiter Hosts

Cool Jupiters greatly outnumber their toasty siblings: Occurrence rates from the Anglo-Australian Planet Search

Evolution of the radius valley around low mass stars from Kepler and K2

December 4, 2019 updates

KELT-25b and KELT-26b: A Hot Jupiter and a Substellar Companion Transiting Young A-stars Observed by TESS

PlanetEvidence: Planet or Noise?

Fourier series for eclipses on exoplanet binaries

An apparently eccentric orbit of the exoplanet WASP-12 b as a radial velocity signature of planetary-induced tides in the host star

Effects of the general relativistic spin precessions on the habitability of rogue planets orbiting supermassive black holes

Habitability on local, Galactic and cosmological scales

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