Interstellar Updates


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May 15, 2024 updates

Detection of an Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting the nearby ultracool dwarf star SPECULOOS-3

Secular evolution of resonant planets in the coplanar case – Application to the systems HD 73526 and HD 31527

Occurrence Rates of Exosatellites Orbiting 3-30MJup Hosts from 44 Spitzer Light Curves

Stellar Characterization and a Chromospheric Activity Analysis of a K2 Sample of Planet-Hosting Stars

May 14, 2024 updates

An extended low-density atmosphere around the Jupiter-sized planet WASP-193 b

Stellar Wind and the Efficiency of Plasma Radio Emission from Exoplanets

A new treatment of telluric and stellar features for medium-resolution spectroscopy and molecular mapping – Application to the abundance determination on β Pic b

A MIRI Search for Planets and Dust around WD 2149+021

Revealing the dynamical properties of Jupiter-size exoplanets on elliptic orbits

A remarkable mistake III. Interstellar Flight Feasibility Analysis according to the new equations and Bassard’s idea.

Searching for Free-Floating Planets with TESS: A Few Words of Clarification

Exoplanet Transit Spectroscopy with JWST NIRSpec: Diagnostics and Homogeneous Case Study of WASP-39 b

TOI-2447 b / NGTS-29 b: a 69-day Saturn around a Solar analogue

KMT-2023-BLG-1866Lb: Microlensing super-Earth around an M dwarf host

May 13, 2024 Updates

Searching for Alien Earths: Newest Insights and Adventures…..530301K/abstract

The Winding Road from Origin to Emergence (of Life)

Three short-period Earth-sized planets around M dwarfs discovered by TESS: TOI-5720b, TOI-6008b and TOI-6086b

ExoplANETS-A: A VO database for host stars and planetary systems: The effect of XUV on planet atmospheres

The Coupled Impacts of Atmospheric Composition and Obliquity on the Climate Dynamics of TRAPPIST-1e

Exoplanet Transit Spectroscopy with JWST NIRSpec: Diagnostics and Homogeneous Case Study of WASP-39 b

Diffractive Sail Trajectory Analysis with Constant Inertial Attitude

May 10, 2024 updates

A Review of Wormhole Stabilization in f(R) Gravity Theories

Prebiotic membrane structures mimic the morphology of alleged early traces of life on Earth

VaTEST III: Validation of eight potential super-earths from TESS data

Where Are the Water Worlds? Identifying Exo-water-worlds Using Models of Planet Formation and Atmospheric Evolution

The Detection of a Possible Exoplanet Orbiting KIC 1718360 Using Machine Learning

The Hot Jupiter Radius Anomaly and Stellar Connections

Abundances of Elements in Solar Systems

Resonant chains in triple-planetary systems

Carbon cycle instability for high-CO2 exoplanets: Implications for habitability

May 09, 2024 updates

A secondary atmosphere on the rocky Exoplanet 55 Cancri e

Characterization of the regimes of hydrodynamic escape from low-mass exoplanets

This Earth-like exoplanet is the first confirmed to have an atmosphere

Modeling of the Exoplanet HAT-P-11b Magnetosphere

Detectability of Solar Panels as a Technosignature

Characterizing Exoplanetary Atmospheres: New Views on Exoplanet Composition and Chemistry

Likelihood and appearance of life beyond the Earth: An astronomical perspective