These are items of interest to the interstellar exploration community that we’ve found in our quest for information that will help us advance toward our goals.  If you know of anything we’ve overlooked, or any sources of such information we should monitor, or if you would like to be added to our TVIW-updates mailing list and receive these updates in you email every weekday, please send that information to info@tviw.us.

 

July 20, 2018 updates

The first super-Earth Detection from the High Cadence and High Radial Velocity Precision Dharma Planet Survey
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07098

Review of high-contrast imaging systems for current and future ground-based and space-based telescopes III. Technology opportunities and pathways
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07100

Upgrading the Gemini Planet Imager: GPI 2.0
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07145

The Gemini Planet Imager: Looking back over five years and forward to the future
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07146

Mining the GPIES database
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07153

Air, Telescope, and Instrument Temperature Effects on the Gemini Planet Imager’s Image Quality
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07157

July 19, 2018 updates

Dynamical Evolution of the Early Solar System
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06647

Characterization of microdot apodizers for imaging exoplanets with next-generation space telescopes
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06761

Evolution of Earth-like extrasolar planetary atmospheres: Assessing the atmospheres and biospheres of early Earth analog planets with a coupled atmosphere biogeochemical model
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06844

WASP-147b, 160Bb, 164b and 165b: two hot Saturns and two Jupiters, including two planets with metal-rich hosts
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06973

Review of high-contrast imaging systems for current and future ground- and space-based telescopes I. Coronagraph design methods and optical performance metrics
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07042

Review of high-contrast imaging systems for current and future ground-based and space-based telescopes II. Common path wavefront sensing/control and Coherent Differential Imaging
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07043

July 18, 2018 updates

Chemo-kinematic ages of eccentric-planet-hosting M dwarf stars
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06017

Search for Extra-Galactic Intelligence Signal Synchronized with a Binary Neutron Star Merger
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06024

Metallicity-Dependent Signatures in the Kepler Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06033

Exoplanet science with a space-based mid-infrared nulling interferometer
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06088

What Does “Metallicity” Mean When Interpreting Spectra of Exoplanetary Atmospheres?
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06102

Atmospheric Circulation and Thermal Phase-Curve Offset of Tidally and Non-Tidally Locked Terrestrial Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06123

Discovery of three new transiting hot Jupiters: WASP-161 b, WASP-163 b and WASP-170 b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06548

MOPSS I: Flat Optical Spectra for the Hot Jupiters WASP-4 b and WASP-52b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06561

July 17, 2018 updates

RIT researcher develops new solar sailing technology for NASA
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=67269&source=enewsletter

The TOLIMAN space telescope
https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313269

Niche amplitude, tidal-locking and Fermi’s Paradox
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1473550418000253

On the possibility of the Dyson spheres observable beyond the infrared spectrum
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1473550418000174

The Hawaii Infrared Parallax Program. III. 2MASS J0249-0557 c: A Wide Planetary-mass Companion to a Low-mass Binary in the beta Pic Moving Group
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.05235

Kepler Object of Interest Network – I. First results combining ground- and space-based observations of Kepler systems with transit timing variations
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2018/07/aa32483-17/aa32483-17.html

Photosynthesis on a planet orbiting an M dwarf: enhanced effectiveness during flares
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.05267

LASSO: Large Adaptive optics Survey for Substellar Objects using the new SAPHIRA detector on Robo-AO
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.05291

The Origin of Heavy Element Content Trend in Giant Planets via Core Accretion
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.05305

WFIRST Coronagraph Technology Requirements: Status Update and Systems Engineering Approach
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.05422

EPIC 220501947 b and K2-237 b: two transiting hot Jupiters
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.05865

The orbital architecture and debris disks of the HR 8799 planetary system
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.05898

Scientific Discovery with the James Webb Space Telescope
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.06941

July 16,2018 updates

Space Nuclear Power Systems – Direct Fusion Drive
https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdf/10.2514/6.2018-4974

Implications of Tides for Life on Exoplanets
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1718

The Inner Solar System’s Habitability Through Time
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.04776

Gravitational Waves From Ultra Short Period Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.04877

Robust Transiting Exoplanet Radii in the Presence of Starspots from Ingress and Egress Durations
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.04886

Exoplanet Atmosphere Measurements from Direct Imaging
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.05136

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