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June 14, 2018 updates

Computer Simulations of Space Societies

Space colonization and suffering risks: Reassessing the “maxipok rule”

Simultaneous characterization of the atmospheres, surfaces, and exomoons of nearby rocky exoplanets

Exoplanet Atmosphere Measurements from Transmission Spectroscopy and other Planet-Star Combined Light Observations

Revisiting the exomoon candidate signal around Kepler-1625b

Quantifying the Evidence for a Planet in Radial Velocity Data

Mass and Mass Scalings of Super-Earths

Circumbinary discs: Numerical and physical behaviour

June 13, 2018 updates

Senate bill restores funding for NASA science and technology demonstration missions

Computational models show that planets can easily exist in triple star systems
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Baseline Requirements For Detecting Biosignatures with the HabEx and LUVOIR Mission Concepts

Atmospheric Seasonality as an Exoplanet Biosignature

Exoplanet Atmospheres at High Spectral Resolution

June 12, 2018 updates

Can Machines Design? An Artificial General Intelligence Approach

A 2 Earth Radius Planet Orbiting the Bright Nearby K-Dwarf Wolf 503

Transit timing analysis of the exoplanet TrES-5 b. Possible existence of the exoplanet TrES-5 c

Computing the minimal crew for a multi-generational space travel towards Proxima Centauri b

Supervised Machine Learning for Analysing Spectra of Exoplanetary Atmospheres

EPIC 201498078b: A low density Super Neptune on an eccentric orbit

Kepler-503b: An Object at the Hydrogen Burning Mass Limit Orbiting a Subgiant Star

June 11, 2018 updates

Spacecraft landing and site-to-site transpsort for a planet, moon or other space body

ExoGAN: Retrieving Exoplanetary Atmospheres Using Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks

A TESS Dress Rehearsal: Planetary Candidates and Variables from K2 Campaign 17

The First Naked-Eye Superflare Detected from Proxima Centauri

June 8, 2018 updates

OHB System to sign PLATO construction contract in June

Relativistic solar sails

A High-performance Atmospheric Radiation Package: with applications to the radiative energy budgets of giant planets

Modeling Indications of Technology in Planetary Transit Light Curves — Dark-side illumination

Similarity indexing of exoplanets in search for potential habitability: application to Mars-like worlds

Internal Structure of Giant and Icy Planets: Importance of Heavy Elements and Mixing

Earth Similarity Index and Habitability Studies of Exoplanets