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.

 

April 3, 2020 updates

Interstellar Comet Borisov is no longer in one piece
https://www.space.com/interstellar-comet-borisov-two-pieces.html

Is there Na I in the atmosphere of HD 209458b? – Effect of the centre-to-limb variation and Rossiter-McLaughlin effect in transmission spectroscopy studies
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2020/03/aa37221-19/aa37221-19.html

Earth’s Polar Night Boundary Layer as an Analog for Dark Side Inversions on Synchronously Rotating Terrestrial Exoplanets
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ab7fb3

WASP-4 is Accelerating Toward the Earth
https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.00637

Tidal friction in satellites and planets. The new version of the creep tide theory
https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.01109

April 1, 2020 updates

The Solar System: Favored for Space Travel
https://bio-complexity.org/ojs/index.php/main/article/viewArticle/BIO-C.2020.1

Intermittent signals and planetary days in SETI
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/intermittent-signals-and-planetary-days-in-seti/C82E96F87F60F2833576357CEE32FDFB

Super‐Earth internal structures and initial thermal states
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2019JE006124

Robustly detecting changes in warm Jupiters’ transit impact parameters
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.13796

Retrograde-rotating exoplanets experience obliquity excitations in an eccentricity-enabled resonance
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.13864

Resolving Exo-Continents with Einstein Ring Deconvolution
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.13918

Thermally Driven Angular Momentum Transport in Hot Jupiters
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.14044

Physical Characterisation of Interstellar Comet 2I/2019 Q4 (Borisov)
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.14064

Outstanding Challenges of Exoplanet Atmospheric Retrievals
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.14311

Allesfitter: Flexible Star and Exoplanet Inference From Photometry and Radial Velocity
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.14371

Kepler’s Dark Worlds: a Low Albedo for an Ensemble of Neptunian and Terran Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.10213

March 31, 2020 updates

Humanity’s Journey to Interstellar Space
http://interstellarprobe.jhuapl.edu/

3rd Annual Interstellar Probe Exploration Workshop
https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/interstellarprobe2020/

MIRACLES: atmospheric characterization of directly imaged planets and substellar companions at 4–5 μm – I. Photometric analysis of β Pic b, HIP 65426 b, PZ Tel B, and HD 206893 B
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2020/03/aa37159-19/aa37159-19.html

Characteristics of ion beams generated in the interaction of ultra-short laser pulses with ultra-thin foils
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6587/ab7d26

Zodiacal Exoplanets in Time. X. The Orbit and Atmosphere of the Young “Neptune Desert”-Dwelling Planet K2-100b
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.12940

The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs. A super-Earth planet orbiting HD 79211 (GJ 338 B)
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.13052

Orbital inclination and mass of the exoplanet candidate Proxima c
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.13106

The Most Common Habitable Planets II — Salty Oceans in Low Mass Habitable Planets and Global Climate Evolution
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.13107

From Super-Earths to Mini-Neptunes: Implications of a Surface on Atmospheric Circulation
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.13348

Stellar Driven Evolution of Hydrogen-Dominated Atmospheres from Earth-Like to Super-Earth-Type Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.13412

The Habitability of Large Elliptical Galaxies
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.13643

Evidence for He I 10830 Å~ absorption during the transit of a warm Neptune around the M-dwarf GJ 3470 with the Habitable-zone Planet Finder
https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.02070

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