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.

 

May 21, 2019 updates

The Transiting Multi-planet System HD15337: Two Nearly Equal-mass Planets Straddling the Radius Gap
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332917583

Variability in the Atmosphere of the Hot Jupiter Kepler-76b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.07781

Exoplanetary Monte Carlo Radiative Transfer with Correlated-k I. Benchmarking Transit and Emission Observables
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.08132

OGLE-2018-BLG-0532Lb: Cold Neptune With Possible Jovian Sibling
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.08148

May 20, 2019 updates

A Neutrino Beacon
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.05184

The SpaceDrive project – Thrust balance development and new measurements of the Mach-Effect and EMDrive Thrusters
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S009457651832071X

Stellar Flybys Interrupting Planet-Planet Scattering Generates Oort Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.07044

The Need for Laboratory Measurements and Ab Initio Studies to Aid Understanding of Exoplanetary Atmospheres
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.07064

The Detectability and Characterization of the TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanet Atmospheres with JWST
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.07070

Does the evolution of complex life depend on the stellar spectral energy distribution?
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.07343

K2-295 b and K2-237 b: two transiting hot Jupiters
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.05865

May 17, 2019 updates

Modeling atmospheric escape and Mg II near-ultraviolet absorption of the highly irradiated hot Jupiter WASP-12b
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stz1345/5490374

VPLanet: The Virtual Planet Simulator
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.06367

The Pressure and Temperature Limits of Likely Rocky Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.06530

Detecting the General Relativistic Orbital Precession of the Exoplanet HD 80606b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.06630

A chemical kinetics code for modelling exoplanetary atmospheres
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.06826

May 16, 2019 updates

Secondary eclipse of the hot Jupiter WASP-121b at 2 μm
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2019/05/aa34325-18

Evidence of Systematic Errors in Spitzer Microlens Parallax Measurements
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.05794

Optimizing Ground-based Observations of O2 in Earth Analogs
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.05862

Spitzer Parallax of OGLE-2018-BLG-0596: A Low-mass-ratio Planet around an M-dwarf
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.05873

Kepler Planet Occurrence Rates for Mid-Type M Dwarfs as a Function of Spectral Type
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.05900

Ground-based follow-up observations of TRAPPIST-1 transits in the near-infrared
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.06035

Star-planet tidal interaction and the limits of gyrochronology
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.06070

The role of small telescopes as a ground-based support for exoplanetary space missions
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.06126

May 15, 2019 updates

TESS Spots a Compact System of Super-Earths around the Naked-Eye Star HR 858
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.05193

Validation of a Temperate Fourth Planet in the K2-133 Multi-planet System
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.05206

Discovery and Characterization of Kepler-36b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.05229

KMT-2018-BLG-1990Lb: A Nearby Jovian Planet From A Low-Cadence Microlensing Field
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.05509

Kepler-62f: Kepler’s First Small Planet in the Habitable Zone, but Is It Real?
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.05719

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