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September 10, 2019 updates

Angles-Only EKF Navigation for Hyperbolic Flybys

Is Interstellar Travel Really Possible?

Parameterizing the Search Space of Starshade Fuel Costs for Optimal Observation Schedules

2.5-D retrieval of atmospheric properties from exoplanet phase curves: Application to WASP-43b observations

Eigenvectors, Circulation and Linear Instabilities for Planetary Science in 3 Dimensions (ECLIPS3D)

September 9, 2019 updates

Measuring the Orbital Parameters of Radial Velocity Systems in Mean-motion Resonance: A Case Study of HD 200964

Searching for Wide Companions and Identifying Circum(sub)stellar Disks through PSF Fitting of Spitzer/IRAC Archival Images

Detection of Hundreds of New Planet Candidates and Eclipsing Binaries in K2 Campaigns 0–8

Oceanographic Constraints on Exoplanet Life

TESS observations of the WASP-121 b phase curve

Optical phase curve of the ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-121b

September 6, 2019 updates

On the survivability of planets in young massive clusters and its implication of planet orbital architectures in globular clusters

Atmospheric Scintillation Noise in Ground-Based Exoplanet Photometry

The Potential of Exozodiacal Disks Observations with the WFIRST Coronagraph Instrument

A snapshot full-Stokes spectropolarimeter for detecting life on Earth

The Discovery of the Long-Period, Eccentric Planet Kepler-88 d and System Characterization with Radial Velocities and Photodynamical Analysis

September 4, 2019 updates

Twenty-four New Transit Timings of the Mini-Neptune GJ1214 B

SETI in Russia, USSR and the post-Soviet space: a century of research

Spectral Signature of the Biosphere: NISTAR Finds it in our Solar System from the Lagrangian L‐1 Point

Optimizing exoplanet atmosphere retrieval using unsupervised machine-learning classification

GJ 357: A low-mass planetary system uncovered by precision radial-velocities and dynamical simulations

Three nearby K-giants with planets: Accurate determination of basic parameters, including an analysis of metallicity based on Fe I lines