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.

 

November 5, 2019 updates

A Full Implementation of Spectro-perfectionism for Precise Radial Velocity Exoplanet Detection: A Test Case With the MINERVA Reduction Pipeline
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1538-3873/ab4103

Multi-planet disc interactions in binary systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/1911.00520

Collapse of the general circulation in shortwave-absorbing atmospheres: an idealized model study
https://arxiv.org/abs/1911.00629

The Effect of Clouds as an Additional Opacity Source on the Inferred Metallicity of Giant Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1911.01191

November 4, 2019 updates

A Bundle of Sticks in Zero G: Non-State Actor Mining Rights for Celestial Bodies
https://www.swlaw.edu/sites/default/files/2019-09/6.%20Lewis_393-412_JIL_v25n2.pdf

The SpaceDrive Project -Overview of Revolutionary Propulsion Efforts at TU Dresden
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336824506_The_SpaceDrive_Project_-Overview_of_Revolutionary_Propulsion_Efforts_at_TU_Dresden

Characterization of a Rotational Thrust Balance for Propellantless Propulsion Concepts Utilizing Magnetic Levitation with Superconductors
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335995569_Characterization_of_a_Rotational_Thrust_Balance_for_Propellantless_Propulsion_Concepts_Utilizing_Magnetic_Levitation_with_Superconductors

A limbus mundi elucidation of habitability: the Goldilocks Edge
https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.13336

Hot Jupiter Atmospheric Flows at High Resolution
https://arxiv.org/abs/1911.00084

Ionized calcium in the atmospheres of two ultra-hot exoplanets WASP-33b and KELT-9b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1911.00380

November 1, 2019 updates

Giant Magellan Telescope signs contract for telescope structure
https://spacenewsfeed.com/index.php/news/3939-giant-magellan-telescope-signs-contract-for-telescope-structure

Optimal Steering Law of Refractive Sail
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0273117719307835

Molecular kinetic simulations of transient perturbations in a planet’s upper atmosphere
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103519301964

Photon-Sail Trajectory Optimization in Alpha Centauri using Evolutionary Neurocontrol
https://repository.tudelft.nl/islandora/object/uuid:0d5ccff2-42b9-43cc-9735-3ad6bd27bfb1

A Simple Multi-Pass Side-Pumping Scheme for Solar Powered Lasers
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334953452_A_Simple_Multi-Pass_Side-Pumping_Scheme_for_Solar_Powered_Lasers

Principles Of Heliophysics: a textbook on the universal processes behind planetary habitability
https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.14022

October 31, 2019 updates

Diverse outcomes of planet formation and composition around low-mass stars and brown dwarfs
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stz3007/5610229

Collapse of the General Circulation in Shortwave-absorbing Atmospheres: An Idealized Model Study
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ab4c43

Layered Uncertainty in Planetary Thermal History Models: Implications for Hypotheses Discrimination and Habitability Modeling
https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.13654

Characterization of the Nucleus, Morphology and Activity of Interstellar comet 2I/Borisov by Optical and Near-Infrared GROWTH, Apache Point, IRTF, ZTF, Keck and HST Observations
https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.14004

Spitzer Microlensing Program as a Probe for Globular Cluster Planets. Analysis of OGLE-2015-BLG-0448
https://arxiv.org/abs/1512.08520

October 30, 2019 updates

JWST schedule margin shrinks
https://spacenews.com/jwst-schedule-margin-shrinks/

TESS Asteroseismology of the known red-giant host stars HD 212771 and HD 203949
https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.05961

Planet and star synergy at high-spectral resolution. A rationale for the characterization of exoplanet atmospheres: I. The infrared
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2019/11/aa36566-19/aa36566-19.html

Search for Nanosecond Near-infrared Transients around 1280 Celestial Objects
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ab44d3

K2-19b and c are in a 3:2 Commensurability but out of Resonance: A Challenge to Planet Assembly by Convergent Migration
https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.12899

The Featureless Transmission Spectra of Two Super-Puff Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.12988

Oxygen fugacities of extrasolar rocks: Evidence for an Earth-like geochemistry of exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.12989

Connecting planet formation and astrochemistry: A main sequence for C/O in
hot-exoplanetary atmospheres
https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.13171

Identify Exo-Earth Candidates in Direct Imaging Data Through Bayesian Classification
https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.13440