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June 4, 2018 updates

NASA Narrows Scope for Proposed Astrophysics Missions

The Ladder of Life Detection

Is extraterrestrial life suppressed on subsurface ocean worlds due to the paucity of bioessential elements?

Migration of planets in circumbinary discs

Classifying Exoplanets with Gaussian Mixture Model

May 31, 2018 updates

Planet-driven Spiral Arms in Protoplanetary Disks. I. Formation Mechanism

Planet-driven Spiral Arms in Protoplanetary Disks. II. Implications

Do close-in giant planets orbiting evolved stars prefer eccentric orbits?

Stellar and Planetary Characterization of the Ross 128 Exoplanetary System from APOGEE Spectra

20 years of photometric microlensing events predicted by Gaia DR2: Potential planet-hosting lenses within 100 pc

The GTC exoplanet transit spectroscopy survey IX. Detection of Haze, Na, K, and Li in the super-Neptune WASP-127b

CUBESPEC: Low-cost space-based astronomical spectroscopy

High Resolution Spectroscopy using Fabry Perot Intereferometer Arrays: An Application to Searches for O2 in Exoplanetary Atmospheres

A Kinematical Detection of Two Embedded Jupiter Mass Planets in HD 163296

May 30, 2018 updates

Radial migration of gap-opening planets in protoplanetary disks. I. The case of a single planet

Zodiacal Exoplanets in Time (ZEIT) VII: A Temperate Candidate Super-Earth in the Hyades Cluster

Towards Consistent Modeling of Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics in Exoplanets: Validation and Generalization of Chemical Relaxation Method

Extremophile life-form survey on rocky exoplanets

May 29, 2018 updates

The Anthropocene Generalized: Evolution of Exo-Civilizations and Their Planetary Feedback

First light for SPIRou, exoplanet hunter

Imagining Outer Space: European Astroculture in the Twentieth Century

Measuring Eta_Earth: Characterization of Terrestrial Planetary Systems with Kepler, HARPS-N, and Gaia

A Kinematical Detection of Two Jupiter Mass Planets

Buildup of Abiotic Oxygen and Ozone in Moist Atmospheres of Temperate Terrestrial Exoplanets and its Impact on the Spectral Fingerprint in Transit Observations

Migration-driven diversity of super-Earth compositions

NGTS-2b: An inflated hot-Jupiter transiting a bright F-dwarf

Photochemical Haze Formation in the Atmospheres of super-Earths and mini-Neptunes

Non-Detection of a Helium Exosphere for the Hot Jupiter WASP-12b

Planet Formation in Highly Inclined Binary Systems. II. Orbital Alignment or Anti-alignment and Planet Growth Boost in Intermediate Separation Binaries