Interstellar Updates

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August 12, 2022 updates


Modern Estimate for Earth-like Planets in the Vicinity of the Solar System

Searching for biosignatures by their rotational spectrum: global fit and methyl group internal rotation features of dimethylsulphoxide up to 116 GHz

The Mantis Network II: Examining the 3D high-resolution observable properties of the UHJs WASP-121b and WASP-189b through GCM modelling

The TESS–Keck Survey. XIII. An Eccentric Hot Neptune with a
Similar-mass Outer Companion around TOI-1272

TOI-1452 b: SPIRou and TESS Reveal a Super-Earth in a Temperate Orbit Transiting an M4 Dwarf

Implicit Biases in Transit Models Using Stellar Pseudo Density

Tidal insights into rocky and icy bodies: an introduction and overview

Synthesis and Stability of an Eight-Coordinated Fe3O4 High-Pressure Phase: Implications for the Mantle Structure of Super-Earths

Misaligned circumbinary disks as efficient progenitors of interstellar asteroids

Jupiter and Saturn as Spectral Analogs for Extrasolar Gas Giants and Brown Dwarfs

Exoplanet weather and climate regimes with clouds and thermal ionospheres: A model grid study in support of large-scale observational campaigns

Atmospheric Monitoring and Precise Spectroscopy of the HR 8799 Planets with SCExAO/CHARIS

TOI-2196 b: Rare planet in the hot Neptune desert transiting a G-type star

How Thin and Efficient Can a Metasurface Reflector Be? Universal Bounds on Reflection for Any Direction and Polarization

August 11, 2022 updates

Photobombing Earth 2.0: Diffraction-limit-related Contamination and Uncertainty in Habitable Planet Spectra

Planetary core radii: from Plato towards PLATO

Eccentric debris belts reveal the dynamical history of the companion exoplanet

Growth and Evolution of Secondary Volcanic Atmospheres: II. The Importance of Kinetics

Inferred Properties of Planets in Mean-Motion Resonances are Biased by Measurement Noise

August 10, 2022 updates

HADES RV Programme with HARPS-N at TNG – XV. Planetary occurrence rates around early-M dwarfs

A mini-chemical scheme with net reactions for 3D general circulation models – I. Thermochemical kinetics

Measuring Elemental Abundances of JWST Target Stars for Exoplanet Characterization. I. FGK Stars

Impact induced atmosphere-mantle exchange sets the volatile elemental ratios on primitive Earths

Volcanic Exoplanet Surfaces

System Architecture and Planetary Obliquity: Implications for Long-Term Habitability

Statistical tests with multi-wavelength Kernel-phase analysis for the detection and characterization of planetary companions

Unifying High- and Low-resolution Observations to Constrain the Dayside Atmosphere of KELT-20b/MASCARA-2b

The stable climate of KELT-9b

Direct Discovery of the Inner Exoplanet in the HD206893 System

Post-Newtonian effects on some characteristic timescales of transiting exoplanets

Neural-Rendezvous: Learning-based Robust Guidance and Control to Encounter Interstellar Objects

August 09, 2022 updates

Optimum design of nuclear electric propulsion spacecraft for deep space exploration

Detailed stellar activity analysis and modelling of GJ 832 – Reassessment of the putative habitable zone planet GJ 832c

Large Interferometer For Exoplanets (LIFE) – II. Signal simulation, signal extraction, and fundamental exoplanet parameters from single-epoch observations

Large Interferometer For Exoplanets (LIFE) – III. Spectral resolution, wavelength range, and sensitivity requirements based on atmospheric retrieval analyses of an exo-Earth

Large Interferometer For Exoplanets (LIFE) – IV. Ideal kernel-nulling array architectures for a space-based mid-infrared nulling interferometer

Systematic KMTNet planetary anomaly search – V. Complete sample of 2018 prime-field

The Role of Water Vapor in the Response of the Extratropical Circulation of Earth-like Planets to Obliquity Changes

Variability from thermo-resistive instability in the atmospheres of hot jupiters

Modeling Hα and He 10830 transmission spectrum of WASP-52b

OGLE-2019-BLG-0362Lb: A super-Jovian-mass planet around a low-mass star

How gravitational fluctuations degrade the high-dimensional spatial entanglement

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