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 info@tviw.us.

 

March 22, 2018 updates

A Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) toward the Galactic Anticenter with the Murchison Widefield Array
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aab363

KELT-22Ab: A Massive Hot Jupiter Transiting a Near Solar Twin
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07559

Optimal Target Stars in the Search for Life
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07570

The Ice Cap Zone: A Unique Habitable Zone for Ocean Worlds
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07717

The Origins Space Telescope: Towards An Understanding of Temperate Planetary Atmospheres
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07730

Transit Photometry as an Exoplanet Discovery Method
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07867

White Paper: Exoplanetary Microlensing from the Ground in the 2020s
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07921

Strategies for Constraining the Atmospheres of Temperate Terrestrial Planets with JWST
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07983

March 21, 2018 updates

First space mission dedicated to exoplanet atmospheres gets green light
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03445-5

The Dinosaur in the Detail: High Order Harmonics in the Light Curves of Eccentric Planetary Systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07078

On the Terminal Rotation Rates of Giant Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07106

Additional Exoplanet Science Enabled by FINESSE
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07163

Search for exoplanets around northern circumpolar stars III. long-period radial velocity variations in hd 18438 and hd 158996
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07213

K2-231 b: A sub-Neptune exoplanet transiting a solar twin in Ruprecht 147
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07430

Spin-orbital tidal dynamics and tidal heating in the TRAPPIST-1 multi-planet system
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07453

March 20, 2018 updates

Inward migration of the TRAPPIST-1 planets as inferred from their water-rich compositions
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-018-0411-6

Relativistic Spacecraft Propelled by Directed Energy
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaafd2

A Population Study of Gaseous Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1704.05413

Robo-AO Kepler Survey. IV. The Effect of Nearby Stars on 3857 Planetary Candidate Systems
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aab042

Line shape parameters for the H2O–H2 collision system for application to exoplanet and planetary atmospheres
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103517305596

Characterizing Earth Analogs in Reflected Light: Atmospheric Retrieval Studies for Future Space Telescopes
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.06403

Magnetic Fields of Extrasolar Planets: Planetary Interiors and Habitability
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.06487

Dynamical Evolution of Planetary Systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.06704

A Decade of MWC 758 Disk Images: Where Are the Spiral-Arm-Driving Planets?
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.06776

Prehistory of Transit Searches
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.06896

The Feasibility and Benefits of In Situ Exploration of `Oumuamua-like objects
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07022

Habitability from Tidally-Induced Tectonics
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07040

March 19, 2018 updates

The Telltale Heartbeat: Detection and Characterization of Eccentric Orbiting Planets via Tides on their Host Star
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.05917

Earth: Atmospheric Evolution of a Habitable Planet
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.05967

Orbital migration and Resonance Offset of the Kepler-25 and K2-24 systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.05971

The crucial role of ground-based, Doppler measurements for the future of exoplanet science
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.06057

Pre-discovery transits of the exoplanets WASP-18 b and WASP-33 b from Hipparcos
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.06187

Characterization of Exoplanets: Secondary Eclipses
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.06204