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July 30, 2018 updates

A Place Among the Stars? The Influence of Religion and Creationism on Attitudes Toward Space Exploration and Beliefs in Extraterrestrial Life

EPIC 246851721 b: A Tropical Jupiter Transiting a Rapidly Rotating Star in a Well-Aligned Orbit

Evolution of Earth-like planetary atmospheres around M-dwarf stars: Assessing the atmospheres and biospheres with a coupled atmosphere biogeochemical model

The atmosphere of WASP-17b: Optical high-resolution transmission spectroscopy

ACCESS: A featureless optical transmission spectrum for WASP-19b from Magellan/IMACS

July 27, 2018 updates

Northrop CEO offers to link JWST profit to mission success

A Survey and Analysis of College Students’ Understanding of Planet Formation Before Instruction

Characterizing the atmosphere of Proxima b with a space-based mid-infrared nulling interferometer

Transiting Exoplanet Monitoring Project (TEMP). I. Refined System Parameters and Transit Timing Variations of HAT-P-29b

Traces of exomoons in computed flux and polarization phase curves of starlight reflected by exoplanets

July 26, 2018 updates

NASA weighs delaying WFIRST to fund JWST overrun

A more comprehensive habitable zone for finding life on other planets

Planets around evolved intermediate-mass stars in open clusters II. Are there really planets around IC4651No9122, NGC2423No3 and NGC4349No127?

Chemistry During the Gas-rich Stage of Planet Formation

On the co-orbital motion in the three-body problem: existence of quasi-periodic horseshoe-shaped orbits

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