Interstellar Updates

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


July 2, 2020 updates

History of the Plurality of Worlds

A remnant planetary core in the hot-Neptune desert

The Venus Life Equation

JWST Transit Spectra II: Constraining Aerosol Species, Particle-size Distributions, Temperature, and Metallicity for Cloudy Exoplanets

Tess asteroseismology of the known planet host star λ2 Fornacis

July 1, 2020 updates

Superrotation in Planetary Atmospheres

A multiple planet system of super-Earths orbiting the brightest red dwarf star GJ887

Analysis of Close Stellar Encounters with the Solar System

The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs: Convective shift and starspot constraints from chromatic radial velocities

Dyson Spheres

Dust Populations in the Iconic Vega Planetary System Resolved by ALMA

Scaling K2. III. Comparable Planet Occurrence in the FGK Samples of Campaign 5 and Kepler

June 29, 2020 updates

Obliquity of an Earth-like planet from frequency modulation of its direct imaged lightcurve: mock analysis from general circulation model simulation

Probing Transit Timing Variation and Its Possible Origin with 12 New Transits of TrES-3b

Evryscope and K2 Constraints on TRAPPIST-1 Superflare Occurrence and Planetary Habitability

The path to instability in multi-planetary systems

June 26, 2020 updates

A multiplanet system of super-Earths orbiting the brightest red dwarf star GJ 887

Dynamical Packing in the Habitable Zone: The Case of Beta CVn

ARES III: Unveiling the Two Faces of KELT-7 b with HST WFC3

The GAPS Programme at TNG — XXIV. An eccentric Neptune-mass planet near the inner edge of the BD-11 4672 habitable zone

Experimental validation of coronagraphic focal-plane wavefront sensing for future segmented space telescopes

Near Mean Motion Resonance of Terrestrial Planet Pair Induced by Giant Planet: Application to Kepler-68 System

TOI-1728b: The Habitable-zone Planet Finder confirms a warm super Neptune orbiting an M dwarf host

In situ exo-planet transit lightcurve modelling with the Chroma+ suite

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