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August 6, 2018 updates

NASA Develops Technology Today to Enable Breakthrough Observations Tomorrow

Equation of state of SiC at extreme conditions: new insight into the interior of carbon rich exoplanets

A Search for Exoplanets around Northern Circumpolar Stars. IV. Six Planet Candidates to the K Giants, HD 44385, HD 97619, HD 106574, HD 118904, HD 164428, and HD 202432

The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs. A Neptune-mass planet traversing the habitable zone around HD 180617

A 1574-day periodicity of transits orbiting KIC 8462852

The hidden depths of planetary atmospheres

August 3, 2018 updates

VLA Detects Possible Extrasolar Planetary-Mass Magnetic Powerhouse

Modeling Repeated M Dwarf Flaring at an Earth-like Planet in the Habitable Zone: Atmospheric Effects for an Unmagnetized Planet

Disruption of a planet spiralling into its host star

A second planet with an Earth-like composition orbiting the nearby M dwarf LHS 1140

Three-Dimensional Circulation Driving Chemical Disequilibrium in WASP-43b

Overview of the spectrometer optical fiber feed for the Habitable-zone Planet Finder

Detection and Doppler monitoring of EPIC 246471491, a system of four transiting planets smaller than Neptune

A Simple Model for Radiative and Convective Fluxes in Planetary Atmospheres

August 2, 2018 updates

Penetrative Convection in Super‐Earth planets: Consequences of MgSiO3 post‐Perovskite Dissociation Transition and Implications for super‐Earth GJ 876 d

Understanding WASP-12b

Habitability in the Omega Centauri Cluster

Radioactive nuclei from cosmochronology to habitability

Characterisation of the HD 219134 multi-planet system I. Observations of stellar magnetism, wind, and high-energy flux

Characterisation of the HD219134 multi-planet system II. Stellar-wind sputtered exospheres in rocky planets b & c

August 1, 2018 updates

The origin of RNA precursors on exoplanets

The Search for Extra-Galactic Intelligence Signals Synchronized with Binary Neutron Star Mergers

Using warm dust to constrain unseen planets

The Planet Formation Imager

Planet Formation Imager: Project Update

The Efficiency of Geometric Samplers for Exoplanet Transit Timing Variation Models

Precovery of TESS Single Transits with KELT

55 Cancri (Copernicus): A Multi-Planet System with a Hot Super-Earth and a Jupiter Analogue