Short items of interest to the interstellar exploration community.

17Jan/20

January 17, 2020 updates

Aspects of Pulsar Navigation for Deep Space Mission Applications https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40295-019-00209-9 Regime-switching model detection map for direct exoplanet detection in ADI sequences https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2020/01/aa36421-19/aa36421-19.html Expected performances of the Characterising Exoplanet Satellite (CHEOPS) II. The

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16Jan/20

January 16, 2020 updates

Controversy over giant telescope roils astronomy conference in Hawaii https://www.space.com/thirty-meter-telescope-controversy-roils-astronomy-conference.html A low-mass planet candidate orbiting Proxima Centauri at a distance of 1.5 AU https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/3/eaax7467 Tidal disruption of planetary bodies by white dwarfs

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14Jan/20

January 14, 2020 updates

In-Space Manufacturing: The Gateway to the High Frontier and an Enabling Technology for Human Space Exploration https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20200000035.pdf Natural intelligence and anthropic reasoning https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.01109 Understanding the atmospheric properties and chemical composition of the

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10Jan/20

January 10, 2020 updates

Extremophilic models for astrobiology: haloarchaeal survival strategies and pigments for remote sensing https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00792-019-01126-3 Detecting Interstellar Objects Through Stellar Occultations https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.02681 Kepler-1661 b: A Neptune-sized Kepler Transiting Circumbinary Planet around a Grazing Eclipsing

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09Jan/20

January 9, 2020 updates

A new tool for ‘weighing’ unseen planets https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/a-new-tool-for-weighing-unseen-planets NEID Exoplanet Instrument Sees First Light https://www.nationalastro.org/news/neid-exoplanet-instrument-sees-first-light/ Goldilocks Stars Are Best Places to Look for Life https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2020/news-2020-06 Concept Design of Occulter Using Modular Self-Deployable

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08Jan/20

January 8, 2020 updates

On the Maximization of the Science Output of Space Missions https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11214-019-0628-4 Sensitive probing of exoplanetary oxygen via mid-infrared collisional absorption https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-019-0977-7 Discovery of TESS Mission’s First Circumbinary Planet https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2020/01/07/discovery-of-tess-missions-first-circumbinary-planet/ Atmospheric Characterization and

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