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.

 

September 10, 2019 updates

Angles-Only EKF Navigation for Hyperbolic Flybys
https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/7608/

Is Interstellar Travel Really Possible?
https://www.space.com/is-interstellar-travel-possible.html

Parameterizing the Search Space of Starshade Fuel Costs for Optimal Observation Schedules
https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/1.G003747

2.5-D retrieval of atmospheric properties from exoplanet phase curves: Application to WASP-43b observations
https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.03233

Eigenvectors, Circulation and Linear Instabilities for Planetary Science in 3 Dimensions (ECLIPS3D)
https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.03722

September 9, 2019 updates

Measuring the Orbital Parameters of Radial Velocity Systems in Mean-motion Resonance: A Case Study of HD 200964
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ab3b02

Searching for Wide Companions and Identifying Circum(sub)stellar Disks through PSF Fitting of Spitzer/IRAC Archival Images
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ab32e6

Detection of Hundreds of New Planet Candidates and Eclipsing Binaries in K2 Campaigns 0–8
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4365/ab346b

Oceanographic Constraints on Exoplanet Life
https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.02928

TESS observations of the WASP-121 b phase curve
https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.03000

Optical phase curve of the ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-121b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.03010

September 6, 2019 updates

On the survivability of planets in young massive clusters and its implication of planet orbital architectures in globular clusters
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stz2467/5561505

Atmospheric Scintillation Noise in Ground-Based Exoplanet Photometry
https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.02004

The Potential of Exozodiacal Disks Observations with the WFIRST Coronagraph Instrument
https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.02161

A snapshot full-Stokes spectropolarimeter for detecting life on Earth
https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.02283

The Discovery of the Long-Period, Eccentric Planet Kepler-88 d and System Characterization with Radial Velocities and Photodynamical Analysis
https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.02427

September 4, 2019 updates

Twenty-four New Transit Timings of the Mini-Neptune GJ1214 B
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/ab3f29

SETI in Russia, USSR and the post-Soviet space: a century of research
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576518318393

Spectral Signature of the Biosphere: NISTAR Finds it in our Solar System from the Lagrangian L‐1 Point
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2019GL083736

Optimizing exoplanet atmosphere retrieval using unsupervised machine-learning classification
https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.00718

GJ 357: A low-mass planetary system uncovered by precision radial-velocities and dynamical simulations
https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.00831

Three nearby K-giants with planets: Accurate determination of basic parameters, including an analysis of metallicity based on Fe I lines
https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.01054