Short items of interest to the interstellar exploration community.

26Jun/18

June 26, 2018 updates

Can Deep Altruism Sustain Space Settlement? https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.06132 Population Growth, Energy Use, and the Implications for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.06474 Catching a ride: using hypervelocity stars for interstellar and intergalactic travel

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22Jun/18

June 22, 2018 updates

Dissolving the Fermi Paradox https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.02404 Anti-correlation between multiplicity and orbital properties in exoplanetary systems as a possible record of their dynamical histories https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2018/06/aa31595e-17/aa31595e-17.html Teetering Stars: Resonant Excitation of Stellar Obliquities by Hot

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21Jun/18

June 21, 2018 updates

Why an intrinsic magnetic field does not protect a planet against atmospheric escape https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2018/06/aa32934-18/aa32934-18.html Gravitational fragmentation and formation of giant protoplanets on tens-of-au orbits https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.07675 The Peculiar Atmospheric Chemistry of KELT-9b https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.07137

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20Jun/18

June 20, 2018 updates

Binary Companions of Evolved Stars in APOGEE DR14: Search Method and Catalog of ~5000 Companions http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aac387 The Upper Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets: Carbon Dioxide Cooling and the Earth’s Thermospheric Evolution https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.06897 Low

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19Jun/18

June 19, 2018 updates

Medium-resolution integral-field spectroscopy for high-contrast exoplanet imaging: Molecule maps of the beta Pictoris system with SINFONI https://www.aanda.org/component/article?access=doi&doi=10.1051/0004-6361/201832902 The effects of Poynting–Robertson drag on solar sails https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221137971732586X A Game of Stars: Active SETI,

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14Jun/18

June 14, 2018 updates

Computer Simulations of Space Societies https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-90560-0 Space colonization and suffering risks: Reassessing the “maxipok rule” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016328717304056 Simultaneous characterization of the atmospheres, surfaces, and exomoons of nearby rocky exoplanets https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.26464/epp2018024 Exoplanet Atmosphere Measurements

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13Jun/18

June 13, 2018 updates

Senate bill restores funding for NASA science and technology demonstration missions http://spacenews.com/senate-bill-restores-funding-for-nasa-science-and-technology-demonstration-missions/ Computational models show that planets can easily exist in triple star systems 2018/2018-06/computational-models-show-that-planets-can-easily-exist-in-triple-star-systems.html” target=_blank>https://www.wits.ac.za/news/latest-news/research-news/2018/2018-06/computational-models-show-that-planets-can-easily-exist-in-triple-star-systems.html Baseline Requirements For Detecting Biosignatures with

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