Interstellar Updates

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September 25, 2020 updates

Revised instellation patterns for close-in exoplanets

Integrating Light Curve and Atmospheric Modeling of Transiting Exoplanets

Two Planets Straddling the Habitable Zone of The Nearby K dwarf Gl 414A

On the Temperature Profiles and Emission Spectra of Mini-Neptune Atmospheres

The CHEOPS mission

Stability Constrained Characterization of Multiplanet Systems

September 24, 2020 updates

Search for He I airglow emission from the hot Jupiter τ Boo b

The Biological Universe: Life in the Milky Way and Beyond

The Origin of Systems of Tightly Packed Inner Planets with Misaligned, Ultra-Short-Period Companions

TESS Observations of the Hot Jupiter Exoplanet XO-6b: No Evidence of Transit Timing Variations

Launching the VASCO citizen science project

September 23, 2020 updates

AQUA: A Collection of H2O Equations of State for Planetary Models

HORuS transmission spectroscopy of 55 Cnc e

Over 1300 new periodic signals detected in the first year of TESS with the weirddetector

How many suns are in the sky? A SPHERE multiplicity survey of exoplanet host stars I — Four new close stellar companions including a white dwarf

Discovery of a hot, transiting, Earth-sized planet and a second temperate, non-transiting planet around the M4 dwarf GJ 3473 (TOI-488)

On The Compatibility of Ground-based and Space-based Data: WASP-96 b, An Example

NGTS-12b: A sub-Saturn mass transiting exoplanet in a 7.53 day orbit

September 22, 2020 updates

In Search for a Planet Better than Earth: Top Contenders for a Superhabitable World

An ultrahot Neptune in the Neptune desert

M51-ULS-1b: The First Candidate for a Planet in an External Galaxy

A Significant Increase in Detection of High-Resolution Emission Spectra Using a Three-Dimensional Atmospheric Model of a Hot Jupiter

Dynamical Mass Estimates of the β Pictoris Planetary System Through Gaussian Process Stellar Activity Modelling

TFAW survey. I. Wavelet-based denoising of K2 light curves. Discovery and validation of two new Earth-sized planets in K2 campaign 1

A numerical method for computing optimum radii of host stars and orbits of planets, with application to Kepler-11, Kepler-90, Kepler-215, HD 10180, HD 34445, and TRAPPIST-1

Theoretical vs. observational uncertainties: composition of giant exoplanets

On the interstellar origin of high-inclination Centaurs

Going back to basics: accelerating exoplanet transit modelling using Taylor-series expansion of the orbital motion

September 21, 2020 updates

π Earth: A 3.14 day Earth-sized Planet from K2’s Kitchen Served Warm by the SPECULOOS Team

Circular Binary Star and an Interstellar Interloper: The Analytical Solution

MOA-2009-BLG-319Lb: A Sub-Saturn Planet Inside the Predicted Mass Desert

ACCESS: Confirmation of no potassium in the atmosphere of WASP-31b

RoadRunner: a fast and flexible exoplanet transit model

Multi-orbital-phase and multi-band characterization of exoplanetary atmospheres with reflected light spectra

Oumuamuas passing through molecular clouds

TOI-481 b & TOI-892 b: Two long period hot Jupiters from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

WASP-117 b: an eccentric hot-Saturn as a future complex chemistry laboratory

Novel Technosignatures

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