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.

 

February 21, 2020 updates

Giant planet swaps during close stellar encounters
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.08366

Linking the formation and fate of exo-Kuiper belts within solar system analogues
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.08372

Detection of Na, K, and Hα absorption in the atmosphere of WASP-52b using ESPRESSO
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.08379

The Dark Planets of the WASP-47 Planetary System
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.08381

Stabilization of dayside surface liquid water via tropopause cold trapping on arid slowly rotating tidally locked planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.08600

Coherent radio emission from a quiescent red dwarf indicative of star-planet interaction
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.08727

Observational Constraints on the Great Filter
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.08776

A crucial test for astronomical spectrograph calibration with frequency combs
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.08868

February 20, 2020 updates

Architecture of three-planet systems predicted from the observed protoplanetary disk of HL Tau
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.08036

The Stellar Variability Noise Floor for Transiting Exoplanet Photometry with PLATO
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.08072

The role of disc torques in forming resonant planetary systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.08077

On the Likelihood of Observing Extragalactic Civilizations: Predictions from the Self-Indication Assumption
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.08194

February 19, 2020 updates

Partial Ownership for Outer Space Economy
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42423-019-00042-0

Observational Signatures of Sub-Relativistic Meteors
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.01476

3D magneto-hydrodynamical simulations of stellar convective noise for improved exoplanet detection. I. Case of regularly sampled radial velocity observations
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.07457

Anoxic weathering of mafic oceanic crust promotes atmospheric oxygenation
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.07667

February 18, 2020 updates

Hardware-In-The-Loop Testing of Formation Flying Control and Sensing Algorithms for Starshade Missions
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576520300734

Coupled Thermal and Compositional Evolution of Photo Evaporating Planet Envelopes
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.06466

Bringing high spatial resolution to the Far-infrared — A giant leap for astrophysics
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.06693

Stellar masks and bisector’s shape for M-type stars observed in the GAPS Programme with HARPS-N at TNG
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.06844

Empirical Line Lists in the ExoMol Database
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.06939

February 17, 2020 updates

Breakthrough Listen’s Search for Intelligent Life (SETI) Releases Unprecedented Data Survey of Milky Way’s Galactic Center, Earth Transit Zone and Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov
https://breakthroughinitiatives.org/news/28

Coherent radio emission from a quiescent red dwarf indicative of star–planet interaction
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-020-1011-9

Advances in Mach Effect Gravitational Assist (MEGA) Drive Experimentation
http://jbis.org.uk/paper/2019.72.376

NRAO, SETI Institute Agree on New Research Programs
https://public.nrao.edu/news/nrao-seti-institute-new-research/

Extrasolar Terrestrial Planet Characterization and the Search for Life
https://aaas.confex.com/aaas/2020/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/25450

Hunting for Technosignatures
https://aaas.confex.com/aaas/2020/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/25448

When is the Evidence Sufficient to Claim the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life?
https://aaas.confex.com/aaas/2020/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/25451

New aluminium hydroxide at multimegabar pressures: Implications for water reservoirs in deep planetary interiors
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0019103518306274

COol Companions ON Ultrawide orbiTS (COCONUTS). I. A High-Gravity T4 Benchmark around an Old White Dwarf and A Re-Examination of the Surface-Gravity Dependence of the L/T Transition
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.05723

Planetary Architectures in Interacting Stellar Environments
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.05727

HATS-47b, HATS-48Ab, HATS-49b and HATS-72b: Four Warm Giant Planets Transiting K Dwarfs
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.05776

Evidence for Spin-orbit Alignment in the TRAPPIST-1 System
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.05892

The Breakthrough Listen Search for Intelligent Life: A 3.95-8.00 GHz Search for Radio Technosignatures in the Restricted Earth Transit Zone
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.06162

Evaluating the Effect of Four Immeasurable Parameters Included in a Latitudinal Energy Balance Model on the Habitability of Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.06907

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