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 19, 2018 updates

Increased Tidal Dissipation Using Advanced Rheological Models: Implications for Io and Tidally Active Exoplanets
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aab784

Stellar Photospheric Abundances as a Probe of Disks and Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.06414

ALMA resolves CI emission from the β Pictoris debris disk
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.06479

Properties of the single Jovian planet population and the pursuit of Solar system analogues
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.06547

April 18, 2018 updates

The GALAH survey: An abundance, age, and kinematic inventory of the solar neighbourhood made with TGAS
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05869

Venus as an Analog for Hot Earths
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05889

Interferometric diameters of five evolved intermediate-mass planet-hosting stars measured with PAVO at the CHARA Array
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05976

The GALAH Survey: Second Data Release
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.06041

The contribution of the ARIEL space mission to the study of planetary formation
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.06179

April 17, 2018 updates

A Serendipitous MWA Search for Narrowband Signals from ‘Oumuamua
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aab359/meta

Wavelet based speckle suppression for exoplanet imaging – Application of a de-noising technique in the time domain
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05063

Ultra-short-period planets from secular chaos
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05065

Identifying inflated super-Earths and photo-evaporated cores
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05069

Exoplanet Science Priorities from the Perspective of Internal and Surface Processes for Silicate and Ice Dominated Worlds
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05094

Highly Volcanic Exoplanets, Lava Worlds, and Magma Ocean Worlds: An Emerging Class of Dynamic Exoplanets of Significant Scientific Priority
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05110

Characterizing K2 Candidate Planetary Systems Orbiting Low-Mass Stars III: A High Mass & Low Envelope Fraction for the Warm Neptune K2-55b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05148

WASP-104b is Darker than Charcoal
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05334

Architectures of planetary systems formed by pebble accretion
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05510

KPS-1b: the first transiting exoplanet discovered using an amateur astronomer’s wide-field CCD data
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05551

Microphysical Modeling of Mineral Clouds in GJ1214 b and GJ436 b: Predicting Upper Limits on the Cloud-Top Height
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05708

What and Whence 1I/`Oumuamua: A Contact Binary from the Debris of a Young Planetary System?
https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.06721

Particle accretion onto planets in discs with hydrodynamic turbulence
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.08730

April 16, 2018 updates

New inner boundaries of the habitable zones around M dwarfs
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X18301985

Binary companions of evolved stars in APOGEE DR14: Search method and catalog of ~5,000 companions
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.04662

Puzzling out the coexistence of terrestrial planets and giant exoplanets. The 2/1 resonant periodic orbits
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.04936

Analytical Models of Exoplanetary Atmospheres. VI. Full Solutions for Improved Two-stream Radiative Transfer Including Direct Stellar Beam
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.04961

FastChem: A computer program for efficient complex chemical equilibrium calculations in the neutral/ionized gas phase with applications to stellar and planetary atmospheres
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05010

A Revised Exoplanet Yield from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05050

Spaceflight from Super-Earths is difficult [Serious version of the April Fool’s idea previously posted] https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.04727

An Improved Transit Measurement for a 2.4 R_{Earth} Planet Orbiting A Bright Mid-M Dwarf K2−28
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.10177