Short items of interest to the interstellar exploration community.

04Oct/19

October 4, 2019 updates

Characterization of a Rotational Thrust Balance for Propellantless Propulsion Concepts Utilizing Magnetic Levitation with Superconductors https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335995569_Characterization_of_a_Rotational_Thrust_Balance_for_Propellantless_Propulsion_Concepts_Utilizing_Magnetic_Levitation_with_Superconductors The influence of inclinations on the dynamical stability of multi-planet systems https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/490/1/359/5580891/ The Escape of the

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01Oct/19

October 1, 2019 updates

The polarimetric imaging mode of VLT/SPHERE/IRDIS I: Description, data reduction and observing strategy https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.13107 The polarimetric imaging mode of VLT/SPHERE/IRDIS II: Characterization and correction of instrumental polarization effects https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.13108 Exoplanet characterisation in

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30Sep/19

September 30, 2019 updates

The Lost Planets: Peter van de Kamp and the Vanishing Exoplanets around Barnard’s Star https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/lost-planets The Habitability of GJ 357D: Possible Climate and Observability https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ab3d40 What is Transiting HD 139139? https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/ab465c A

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26Sep/19

September 26, 2019 updates

Exoplanet Habitability: Potential O2/O3 Biosignatures in the Ultraviolet https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134/S003809461905006X Spin-orbit coupling for close-in planets https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2019/10/aa36336-19/aa36336-19.html Clues to Understanding the Microphysics of Dust in the Interstellar Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/ab46a6 Detection of

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25Sep/19

September 25, 2019 updates

Looking for Lurkers: Co-orbiters as SETI Observables https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ab3e35 Naming of New Interstellar Visitor: 2I/Borisov https://www.iau.org/news/pressreleases/detail/iau1910/ WFIRST Space Telescope Fitted for ‘Starglasses’ https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/wfirst-space-telescope-fitted-for-starglasses Performance and Early Science with the Subaru Coronagraphic Extreme Adaptive

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