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April 1, 2020 updates

The Solar System: Favored for Space Travel

Intermittent signals and planetary days in SETI

Super‐Earth internal structures and initial thermal states

Robustly detecting changes in warm Jupiters’ transit impact parameters

Retrograde-rotating exoplanets experience obliquity excitations in an eccentricity-enabled resonance

Resolving Exo-Continents with Einstein Ring Deconvolution

Thermally Driven Angular Momentum Transport in Hot Jupiters

Physical Characterisation of Interstellar Comet 2I/2019 Q4 (Borisov)

Outstanding Challenges of Exoplanet Atmospheric Retrievals

Allesfitter: Flexible Star and Exoplanet Inference From Photometry and Radial Velocity

Kepler’s Dark Worlds: a Low Albedo for an Ensemble of Neptunian and Terran Exoplanets

March 31, 2020 updates

Humanity’s Journey to Interstellar Space

3rd Annual Interstellar Probe Exploration Workshop

MIRACLES: atmospheric characterization of directly imaged planets and substellar companions at 4–5 μm – I. Photometric analysis of β Pic b, HIP 65426 b, PZ Tel B, and HD 206893 B

Characteristics of ion beams generated in the interaction of ultra-short laser pulses with ultra-thin foils

Zodiacal Exoplanets in Time. X. The Orbit and Atmosphere of the Young “Neptune Desert”-Dwelling Planet K2-100b

The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs. A super-Earth planet orbiting HD 79211 (GJ 338 B)

Orbital inclination and mass of the exoplanet candidate Proxima c

The Most Common Habitable Planets II — Salty Oceans in Low Mass Habitable Planets and Global Climate Evolution

From Super-Earths to Mini-Neptunes: Implications of a Surface on Atmospheric Circulation

Stellar Driven Evolution of Hydrogen-Dominated Atmospheres from Earth-Like to Super-Earth-Type Exoplanets

The Habitability of Large Elliptical Galaxies

Evidence for He I 10830 Å~ absorption during the transit of a warm Neptune around the M-dwarf GJ 3470 with the Habitable-zone Planet Finder

March 27, 2020 updates

Future space telescopes may probe Titan-like exoplanets

New mission would provide a road map in the search for alien atmospheres

Exoplanets in the Antarctic Sky. IV. Dual-band Photometry of Variables Found by the CSTAR-II Commissioning Survey at the North Sky

Why is it so Cold in Here?: Explaining the Cold Temperatures Retrieved from Transmission Spectra of Exoplanet Atmospheres

Transit Duration Variations in Multi-Planet Systems

Earth-size planet formation in the habitable zone of circumbinary stars

Habitability of polar regions in tidally locked extrasolar planet near the M-Dwarf stars

The SOPHIE search for northern extrasolar planets. XVI. HD 158259: A compact planetary system in a near-3:2 mean motion resonance chain

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