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October 26, 2018 updates

Coronagraphy review and WFIRST/AFTA

Matrix-propagator approach to compute fluid Love numbers and applicability to extrasolar planets

MOA-2016-BLG-319Lb: Microlensing Planet Subject to Rare Minor-image Perturbation Degeneracy in Determining Planet Parameters

Techniques for Finding Close-in, Low-mass Planets around Evolved Intermediate-mass Stars

PlanetPack3: A radial-velocity and transit analysis tool for exoplanets

SCExAO/CHARIS Near-Infrared Direct Imaging, Spectroscopy, and Forward-Modeling of kappa And b: A Likely Young, Low-Gravity Superjovian Companion

The LEECH Exoplanet Imaging Survey: Limits on Planet Occurrence Rates Under Conservative Assumptions

Kmt-2016-blg-1397b: Kmtnet-only discovery of a microlens giant planet

An optical transmission spectrum for the ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-121b measured with the Hubble Space Telescope

A Theory of Exoplanet Transits with Light Scattering

Thorium in solar twins: implications for habitability in rocky planets

Back to “Normal” for the Disintegrating Planet Candidate KIC 12557548 b

The 3D thermal, dynamical and chemical structure of the atmosphere of HD 189733b: implications of wind-driven chemistry for the emission phase curve

October 22, 2018 updates

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Flight Dynamics Commissioning Results and Experiences

The 0.8–4.5 μm Broadband Transmission Spectra of TRAPPIST-1 Planets

Climate Modeling of Hypothetical Moon-moons in the Kepler-1625b System

Indirect Detection of Extrasolar Planets via Astrometry