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July 10, 2018 updates

Pros and cons of relativistic interstellar flight

Space Capitalism

Blue Canyon Technologies helps ASTERIA satellite point the way to discovering new planets

Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion – Modeling the Thrust of the Direct Fusion Drive

Super-Earth of 8 Mearth in a 2.2-day orbit around the K5V star K2-216

Dust evolution and satellitesimal formation in circumplanetary disks

On the incidence of planet candidates in open clusters and a planet confirmation

July 9,2018 updates

Pros and Cons of Classification of Exoplanets: In Search for the Right Habitability Metric

Curvature Invariants for Lorentzian Traversable Wormholes

NASA’s Kepler Spacecraft Pauses Science Observations to Download Science Data

The Artificial Inducement of a Local Space Warp Bubble Using a VEM Drive

A trip to the moon might constrain the Fermi Paradox

Interior structure models and fluid Love numbers of exoplanets in the super-Earth regime

TTV-determined Masses for Warm Jupiters and their Close Planetary Companions

The influence of stellar flare on dynamical state of the atmosphere of exoplanet HD 209458

Giant planet effects on terrestrial planet formation and system architecture

Minimizing the bias in exoplanet detection – application to radial velocities of LHS 1140

Simple geometric approximations for global atmospheres on moderately oblate planets

Predicted microlensing events from analysis of Gaia Data Release 2

July 5, 2018 updates

The gravitational mass of Proxima Centauri measured with SPHERE from a microlensing event

Imaging radial velocity planets with SPHERE

Constraining the presence of giant planets in two-belt debris disk systems with VLT/SPHERE direct imaging and dynamical arguments

To PLAnetary Transit Or NOT? An extremely large field of view camera with a CaF2 component tested in thermo-vacuum

The 0.6-4.55μm broadband transmission spectra of TRAPPIST-1 planets

Formation of Solar system analogues II: post-gas phase growth and water accretion in extended discs via N-body simulations

Star-planet interactions. V. Dynamical and equilibrium tides in convective zones

July 4, 2018 updates

Observing the universe with a camera traveling near the speed of light

Exoplanet Biosignatures: Future Directions

Exoplanet Biosignatures: Observational Prospects

Exoplanet Biosignatures: At the Dawn of a New Era of Planetary Observations

A possible anorthositic continent of early Mars and the role of planetary size for the inception of Earth-like life

Chemical inhomogeneities in the Pleiades: signatures of rocky-forming material in stellar atmospheres

A 4.6-year period brown-dwarf companion interacting with the hot-Jupiter CoRoT-20 b

Quantifying the Observational Effort Required for the Radial Velocity Characterization of TESS Planets

The stability of tightly-packed, evenly-spaced systems of Earth-mass planets orbiting a Sun-like star