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October 12, 2018 updates

A New Planet in the Kepler-159 System From Transit Timing Variations

A Framework for Planet Detection with Faint Light-curve Echoes

Methane in Analogs of Young Directly Imaged Exoplanets

Confirmation of the radial velocity super-Earth K2-18c with HARPS and CARMENES

From rock to life. A mass balance analysis of oxidative biological weathering and biosignatures formation

Climates of Warm Earth-like Planets II: Rotational ‘Goldilocks’ Zones for Fractional Habitability and Silicate Weathering

Early evolution of purple retinal pigments on Earth and implications for exoplanet biosignatures

October 11, 2018 updates

Nanophotonic Heterostructures for Efficient Propulsion and Radiative Cooling of Relativistic Light Sails

Supporting Information for “Nanophotonic Heterostructures for Efficient Propulsion and Radiative Cooling of Relativistic Light Sails”

Enhanced constraints on the interior composition and structure of terrestrial exoplanets

How to Characterize the Atmosphere of a Transiting Exoplanet

Measuring the D/H Ratios of Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs

The construction of averaged planetary motion theory by means of computer algebra system Piranha

Galactic Panspermia

Reply to Comment on “Gravitational Waves From Ultra- Short Period Exoplanets”

How do disks and planetary systems in high-mass open clusters differ from those around field stars?

Capturing the oxidation of silicon carbide in rocky exoplanetary interiors

K2-140b and K2-180b – Characterization of a hot Jupiter and a mini-Neptune from the K2 mission

October 9, 2018 updates

Networking in Interstellar Dimensions: Communicating with TRAPPIST-1

Negative energy states and interstellar travel

New transiting hot Jupiters discovered by WASP-South, Euler/CORALIE and TRAPPIST-South

Origin of Earth’s Water: Chondritic Inheritance Plus Nebular Ingassing and Storage of Hydrogen in the Core

Prospects for Refining Kepler TTV Masses using TESS Observations

Correcting HIRES radial velocities for small systematic errors

Can Moons Have Moons?

Mass, energy, and momentum capture from stellar winds by magnetized and unmagnetized planets: implications for atmospheric erosion and habitability

Observations of the Kepler Field with TESS: Predictions for Planet Yield and Observable Features

October 8, 2018 updates

Stellar imaging coronagraph and exoplanet coronal spectrometer: two additional instruments for exoplanet exploration onboard the WSO-UV 1.7-m orbital telescope

Biosignatures for Astrobiology

Mach Effect Gravity Assist Drive-New Results

The Exo-Life Finder (ELF) telescope: New strategies for direct detection of exoplanet biosignatures and technosignatures

An alternative stable solution for the Kepler-419 system, obtained with the use of a genetic algorithm

A 2 R ⊕ Planet Orbiting the Bright Nearby K Dwarf Wolf 503

Microlensing Searches for Exoplanets

The habitable zone for Earthlike exomoons orbiting Kepler-1625b