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July 24, 2018 updates

Space, Architecture, and Science Fiction: An Architectural Interpretation of Space Colonization

NASA faces funding challenge for JWST in future years

Rio 2.0: revising the Rio scale for SETI detections

High-energy environment of super-Earth 55 Cancri e – I. Far-UV chromospheric variability as a possible tracer of planet-induced coronal rain

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

Chromatic transit light curves of disintegrating rocky planets

The HOSTS Survey for Exozodiacal Dust: Preliminary results and future prospects

Prospects for the characterisation of exo-zodiacal dust with the VLTI

Atmospheric Circulation of Brown Dwarfs and Jupiter and Saturn-like Planets: Zonal Jets, Long-term Variability, and QBO-type Oscillations

Color Classification of Extrasolar Giant Planets: Prospects and Cautions

SPOTS: The Search for Planets Orbiting Two Stars. III. Complete Sample and Statistical Analysis

July 23, 2018 updates

Astrotheology: Science and Theology Meet Extraterrestrial Life

Handbook of Exoplanets

Valuing Life-Detection Missions

Earth Without Life: A Systems Model of a Global Abiotic Nitrogen Cycle

Carbon Cycling and Habitability of Earth-Sized Stagnant Lid Planets

Atmospheric escape from the TRAPPIST-1 planets and implications for habitability

Hydrogen and helium ingassing during terrestrial planet accretion

Atmospheric Escape and the Evolution of Close-in Exoplanets

Survival of non-coplanar, closely-packed planetary systems after a close encounter

July 20, 2018 updates

The first super-Earth Detection from the High Cadence and High Radial Velocity Precision Dharma Planet Survey

Review of high-contrast imaging systems for current and future ground-based and space-based telescopes III. Technology opportunities and pathways

Upgrading the Gemini Planet Imager: GPI 2.0

The Gemini Planet Imager: Looking back over five years and forward to the future

Mining the GPIES database

Air, Telescope, and Instrument Temperature Effects on the Gemini Planet Imager’s Image Quality

July 19, 2018 updates

Dynamical Evolution of the Early Solar System

Characterization of microdot apodizers for imaging exoplanets with next-generation space telescopes

Evolution of Earth-like extrasolar planetary atmospheres: Assessing the atmospheres and biospheres of early Earth analog planets with a coupled atmosphere biogeochemical model

WASP-147b, 160Bb, 164b and 165b: two hot Saturns and two Jupiters, including two planets with metal-rich hosts

Review of high-contrast imaging systems for current and future ground- and space-based telescopes I. Coronagraph design methods and optical performance metrics

Review of high-contrast imaging systems for current and future ground-based and space-based telescopes II. Common path wavefront sensing/control and Coherent Differential Imaging

July 18, 2018 updates

Chemo-kinematic ages of eccentric-planet-hosting M dwarf stars

Search for Extra-Galactic Intelligence Signal Synchronized with a Binary Neutron Star Merger

Metallicity-Dependent Signatures in the Kepler Planets

Exoplanet science with a space-based mid-infrared nulling interferometer

What Does “Metallicity” Mean When Interpreting Spectra of Exoplanetary Atmospheres?

Atmospheric Circulation and Thermal Phase-Curve Offset of Tidally and Non-Tidally Locked Terrestrial Exoplanets

Discovery of three new transiting hot Jupiters: WASP-161 b, WASP-163 b and WASP-170 b

MOPSS I: Flat Optical Spectra for the Hot Jupiters WASP-4 b and WASP-52b