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.

 

September 21, 2018 updates

Planet–Planet Tides in the TRAPPIST-1 System
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/aae260

Far-Ultraviolet Activity Levels of F, G, K, and M dwarf Exoplanet Host Stars
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.07342

Why do protoplanetary disks appear not massive enough to form the known exoplanet population?
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.07374

Observational diagnostics of elongated planet-induced vortices with realistic planet formation timescales
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.07391

Evolved Climates and Observational Discriminants for the TRAPPIST-1 Planetary System
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.07498

TESS’s first planet: a super-Earth transiting the naked-eye star π Mensae
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.07573

A low-density hot Jupiter in a near-aligned, 4.5-day orbit around a V = 10.8, F5V star
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.07709

NGTS-2b: An inflated hot-Jupiter transiting a bright F-dwarf
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10449

September 20, 2018 updates

Mass, Radius, and Composition of the Transiting Planet 55 Cnc e: Using Interferometry and Correlations—A Quick Update
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/aae1f6

Evaluating the effect of immeasurable parameters of exoplanets on their habitability using latitudinal energy balance model
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.06907

A deep search for planets in the inner 15 au around Vega
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.06941

A Large Ground-Based Observing Campaign of the Disintegrating Planet K2-22b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.06978

PlanetPack3: a radial-velocity and transit analysis tool for exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.07052

TESS Discovery of an ultra-short-period planet around the nearby M dwarf LHS 3844
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.07242

How Much SETI Has Been Done? Finding Needles in the n-Dimensional Cosmic Haystack
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.07252

Triboelectrification of KCl and ZnS particles in approximated exoplanet environments
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.07281

Recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee on SETI Nomenclature
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.06857

The KELT Follow-Up Network and Transit False Positive Catalog: Pre-vetted False Positives for TESS
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.01869

September 19, 2018 updates

Superflare Ultraviolet Impact on Kepler-96 System: A Glimpse of Habitability When the Ozone Layer First Formed on Earth
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1724

Investigating the young solar system analog HD 95086★ A combined HARPS and SPHERE exploration
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2018/09/aa32077-17/aa32077-17.html

Spin Evolution and Cometary Interpretation of the Interstellar Minor Object 1I/2017 ‘Oumuamua
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.06389

Three Pathways for Observed Resonant Chains
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.06443

Efficient spectroscopy of exoplanets at small angular separations with vortex fiber nulling
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.06483

A grid of upper atmosphere models for 1–40 MEARTH planets: application to CoRoT-7 b and HD219134 b,c
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.06645

Atmospheric mass loss due to giant impacts: the importance of the thermal component for hydrogen-helium envelopes
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.06810

September 18, 2018 updates

Scaling Laws of Ion Acceleration in Ultrathin Foils Driven by Laser Radiation Pressure
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.06007

QED cascade in a plane electromagnetic wave
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.06115

Ground- and Space-based Detection of the Thermal Emission Spectrum of the Transiting Hot Jupiter KELT-2Ab
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.05615

Survivability of Moon Systems Around Ejected Gas Giants
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.05639

Stellar pulsation and granulation as noise sources in exoplanet transit spectroscopy in the ARIEL space mission
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.05683

TESS Discovery of a Transiting Super-Earth in the Π Mensae System
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.05967

Disentangling Blended K2 Photometry: Determining the Planetary Host Star
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.05981

Exoplanet Modulation of Stellar Coronal Radio Emission
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.06279

Stable equatorial ice belts at high obliquity in a coupled atmosphere-ocean model
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.10751

A Framework for Prioritizing the TESS Planetary Candidates Most Amenable to Atmospheric Characterization
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.03671

September 17, 2018 updates

Interaction of infalling solid bodies with primordial atmospheres of disk-embedded planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.05307

Improving Orbit Estimates for Incomplete Orbits with a New Approach to Priors – with Applications from Black Holes to Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.05490

The hot Jupiter period-mass distribution as a signature of in situ formation
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.05517

The Application of Autocorrelation SETI Search Techniques in an ATA Survey
https://arxiv.org/abs/1506.00055

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