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September 7, 2018 updates

Computational astrophysics for the future
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6406/979

Exoplanets in the Antarctic sky. II. 116 Transiting Exoplanet Candidates found by AST3-II (CHESPA) within the Southern CVZ of TESS
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01789

Recent Developments at the Boquete Optical SETI Observatory and Owl Observatory
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01956

EPIC 211964830: A transiting multi-planet system in the Praesepe open cluster
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01968

Modeling the albedo of Earth-like magma ocean planets with H2O-CO2 atmospheres
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.02036

September 6, 2018 updates

Success in critical communications tests for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/success-in-critical-communications-tests-for-nasas-james-webb-space-telescope

Kepler resumes operations despite malfunctioning thruster
https://spacenews.com/kepler-resumes-operations-despite-malfunctioning-thruster/

Exoplanet Science Strategy
https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25187/exoplanet-science-strategy

Habitable Climate Scenarios for Proxima Centauri b with a Dynamic Ocean
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1760

Continuous reorientation of synchronous terrestrial planets controlled by mantle convection
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01150

Detecting isotopologues in exoplanet atmospheres using ground-based high-dispersion spectroscopy
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01156

Effects of non-Kozai mutual inclinations on two-planet system stability through all phases of stellar evolution
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01157

Radial velocities from the N2K Project: 6 new cold gas giant planets orbiting HD 55696, HD 98736, HD 148164, HD 203473, and HD 211810
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01228

KMT-2017-BLG-0165Lb: A Super-Neptune mass planet Orbiting a Sun-like Host Star
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01288

Idealized Wind-driven Ocean Circulations On Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01376

Differences in water vapor radiative transfer among 1D models can significantly affect the inner edge of the habitable zone
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01397

Abrupt climate transition of icy worlds from snowball to moist or runaway greenhouse
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01418

Magma oceans as a critical stage in the tectonic development of rocky planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01629

September 5, 2018 updates

The influence of stellar flare on dynamical state of the atmosphere of exoplanet HD 209458b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.02271

The 0.8-4.5μm broadband transmission spectra of TRAPPIST-1 planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.01402

A Universal Nightside Temperature on Hot Jupiters due to Nocturnal Clouds
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.00002

Kepler-730b is probably a hot Jupiter with a small companion
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.00007

Stellar Obliquities & Planetary Alignments (SOPA) I. Spin-Orbit measurements of Three Transiting Hot Jupiters: WASP-72b, WASP-100b, & WASP-109b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.00314

The ice composition in the protoplanetary disk V883 Ori revealed by its stellar outburst
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.00353

NGTS-4b: A sub-Neptune Transiting in the Desert
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.00678

A Reassessment of Families of Solutions to the Puzzle of Boyajian’s Star
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.00693

High-Contrast study of the candidate planets and protoplanetary disk around HD~100546
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01001

HATS-60b – HATS-69b: Ten Transiting Planets From HATSouth
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01048