17Apr/19

April 17, 2019 updates

Foundations of Interstellar Studies Workshop 2019 https://www.fisw.space/fisw-2019 Planetary Exploration, Horizon 2061 https://h2061-tlse.sciencesconf.org/ Discovery of a Third Transiting Planet in the Kepler-47 Circumbinary System https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.07255 Observation of a possible superflare on Proxima Centauri

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16Apr/19

April 16, 2019 updates

Dual Use Exoplanet Telescope (DUET) https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2019_Phase_I_Phase_II/duet/ Power for Interstellar Fly-by https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2019_Phase_I_Phase_II/Power_for_Interstellar_Fly_by/ Self-Guided Beamed Propulsion for Breakthrough Interstellar Missions https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2019_Phase_I_Phase_II/Self_Guided_Beamed_Propulsion/ Diffractive Lightsails https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2019_Phase_I_Phase_II/Diffractive_Lightsails/ On the feasibility of studying the exospheres of Earth-like exoplanets

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15Apr/19

April 15, 2019 updates

Oumuamua and Scout ET Probes https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.04914 Gravitat: Proposal for a Standard Design Vessel for Space Settlement https://space.nss.org/media/NSS-JOURNAL-Gravitat-Standard-Design-Vessel.pdf Searching for Atmospheric Bioindicators in Planets around the Two Nearby Stars, Proxima Centauri and Epsilon

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12Apr/19

April 12, 2019 updates

The NASA Twins Study: A multidimensional analysis of a year-long human spaceflight https://science.sciencemag.org/content/364/6436/eaau8650 Simulations of Water Vapor and Clouds on Rapidly Rotating and Tidally Locked Planets: A 3D Model Intercomparison https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ab09f1 On

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11Apr/19

April 11, 2019 updates

Solar System Escape Mission with Solar Sail Spacecraft within a Framework of post-Newtonian Gravitational Theory http://jbis.org.uk/paper/2018.71.438 Do Alien Industrial Civilisations Exist? http://jbis.org.uk/paper/2018.71.443 Heat Transfer in Fusion Starship Radiation Shielding Systems http://jbis.org.uk/paper/2018.71.450 Stellar

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09Apr/19

April 9, 2019 updates

Lessons from early Earth: UV surface radiation should not limit the habitability of active M star systems https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/485/4/5598/5426502 Exoplanetary Atmospheres: Key Insights, Challenges and Prospects https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.03190 Orbital relaxation and excitation of planets

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08Apr/19

April 8, 2019 updates

Efficient Searches for Galactic Stream Interstellar Asteroids https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330765570_Efficient_Searches_for_Galactic_Stream_Interstellar_Asteroids A Maximum Subsurface Biomass on Mars from Untapped Free Energy: CO and H2 as Potential Antibiosignatures https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2018.1835 Detectability of atmospheric features of Earth-like planets

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05Apr/19

April 5, 2019 updates

The sub-Jupiter/Neptune desert of exoplanets: parameter dependent boundaries and implications on planet formation https://academic.oup.com/mnrasl/article-abstract/485/1/L116/5427910 Evidence against non-gravitational acceleration of 1I/2017 U1 `Oumuamua https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.02218 Exciting mutual inclination in planetary systems with a distant

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04Apr/19

April 4, 2019 updates

Nonthermal Emission from the Interaction of Magnetized Exoplanets with the Wind of Their Host Star https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ab108d The vast potential of exoplanet satellites for high‐energy astrophysics https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asna.201913615 A possibly inflated planet around the

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