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September 7, 2018 updates

Computational astrophysics for the future

Exoplanets in the Antarctic sky. II. 116 Transiting Exoplanet Candidates found by AST3-II (CHESPA) within the Southern CVZ of TESS

Recent Developments at the Boquete Optical SETI Observatory and Owl Observatory

EPIC 211964830: A transiting multi-planet system in the Praesepe open cluster

Modeling the albedo of Earth-like magma ocean planets with H2O-CO2 atmospheres

September 6, 2018 updates

Success in critical communications tests for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Kepler resumes operations despite malfunctioning thruster

Exoplanet Science Strategy

Habitable Climate Scenarios for Proxima Centauri b with a Dynamic Ocean

Continuous reorientation of synchronous terrestrial planets controlled by mantle convection

Detecting isotopologues in exoplanet atmospheres using ground-based high-dispersion spectroscopy

Effects of non-Kozai mutual inclinations on two-planet system stability through all phases of stellar evolution

Radial velocities from the N2K Project: 6 new cold gas giant planets orbiting HD 55696, HD 98736, HD 148164, HD 203473, and HD 211810

KMT-2017-BLG-0165Lb: A Super-Neptune mass planet Orbiting a Sun-like Host Star

Idealized Wind-driven Ocean Circulations On Exoplanets

Differences in water vapor radiative transfer among 1D models can significantly affect the inner edge of the habitable zone

Abrupt climate transition of icy worlds from snowball to moist or runaway greenhouse

Magma oceans as a critical stage in the tectonic development of rocky planets

September 5, 2018 updates

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

The 0.8-4.5μm broadband transmission spectra of TRAPPIST-1 planets

A Universal Nightside Temperature on Hot Jupiters due to Nocturnal Clouds

Kepler-730b is probably a hot Jupiter with a small companion

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

The ice composition in the protoplanetary disk V883 Ori revealed by its stellar outburst

NGTS-4b: A sub-Neptune Transiting in the Desert

A Reassessment of Families of Solutions to the Puzzle of Boyajian’s Star

High-Contrast study of the candidate planets and protoplanetary disk around HD~100546

HATS-60b – HATS-69b: Ten Transiting Planets From HATSouth