Interstellar Updates

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


March 22, 2018 updates

A Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) toward the Galactic Anticenter with the Murchison Widefield Array

KELT-22Ab: A Massive Hot Jupiter Transiting a Near Solar Twin

Optimal Target Stars in the Search for Life

The Ice Cap Zone: A Unique Habitable Zone for Ocean Worlds

The Origins Space Telescope: Towards An Understanding of Temperate Planetary Atmospheres

Transit Photometry as an Exoplanet Discovery Method

White Paper: Exoplanetary Microlensing from the Ground in the 2020s

Strategies for Constraining the Atmospheres of Temperate Terrestrial Planets with JWST

March 21, 2018 updates

First space mission dedicated to exoplanet atmospheres gets green light

The Dinosaur in the Detail: High Order Harmonics in the Light Curves of Eccentric Planetary Systems

On the Terminal Rotation Rates of Giant Planets

Additional Exoplanet Science Enabled by FINESSE

Search for exoplanets around northern circumpolar stars III. long-period radial velocity variations in hd 18438 and hd 158996

K2-231 b: A sub-Neptune exoplanet transiting a solar twin in Ruprecht 147

Spin-orbital tidal dynamics and tidal heating in the TRAPPIST-1 multi-planet system

March 20, 2018 updates

Inward migration of the TRAPPIST-1 planets as inferred from their water-rich compositions

Relativistic Spacecraft Propelled by Directed Energy

A Population Study of Gaseous Exoplanets

Robo-AO Kepler Survey. IV. The Effect of Nearby Stars on 3857 Planetary Candidate Systems

Line shape parameters for the H2O–H2 collision system for application to exoplanet and planetary atmospheres

Characterizing Earth Analogs in Reflected Light: Atmospheric Retrieval Studies for Future Space Telescopes

Magnetic Fields of Extrasolar Planets: Planetary Interiors and Habitability

Dynamical Evolution of Planetary Systems

A Decade of MWC 758 Disk Images: Where Are the Spiral-Arm-Driving Planets?

Prehistory of Transit Searches

The Feasibility and Benefits of In Situ Exploration of `Oumuamua-like objects

Habitability from Tidally-Induced Tectonics

March 19, 2018 updates

The Telltale Heartbeat: Detection and Characterization of Eccentric Orbiting Planets via Tides on their Host Star

Earth: Atmospheric Evolution of a Habitable Planet

Orbital migration and Resonance Offset of the Kepler-25 and K2-24 systems

The crucial role of ground-based, Doppler measurements for the future of exoplanet science

Pre-discovery transits of the exoplanets WASP-18 b and WASP-33 b from Hipparcos

Characterization of Exoplanets: Secondary Eclipses