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.

 

June 25, 2020 updates

NASA expects to cover JWST launch slip with budget reserves
https://spacenews.com/nasa-expects-to-cover-jwst-launch-slip-with-budget-reserves/

Alien Civilization Calculator
https://www.omnicalculator.com/physics/alien-civilization

Large H2O solubility in dense silica and its implications for the interiors of water-rich planets
https://www.pnas.org/content/117/18/9747

Photochemistry of Anoxic Abiotic Habitable Planet Atmospheres: Impact of New H2O Cross Sections
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ab9363

Analysis of HAT-P-23 b, Qatar-1 b, WASP-2 b, and WASP-33 b with an Optimized EXOplanet Transit Interpretation Code
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.13324

Atmospheric Regimes and Trends on Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.13384

EarthFinder Probe Mission Concept Study: Characterizing nearby stellar exoplanet systems with Earth-mass analogs for future direct imaging
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.13428

Breakthrough Listen Search for Technosignatures Towards the Kepler-160 System
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.13789

TRAPPIST-1: Global Results of the Spitzer Exploration Science Program {\it Red Worlds}
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.13826

June 24, 2020 updates

Heavy-metal Jupiters by major mergers: metallicity vs. mass for giant planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.12500

Risks for Life on Proxima b from Sterilizing Asteroid Impacts
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.12503

Studies of Exoplanets with Candidate TOI 717.01 and Confirmed HAT-P-3b
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.12658

The ARCiS framework for Exoplanet Atmospheres: Modelling Philosophy and Retrieval
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.12821

Exploiting periodic orbits as dynamical clues for Kepler and K2 systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.12895

Exomoon Candidates from Transit Timing Variations: Six Kepler systems with TTVs explainable by photometrically unseen exomoons
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.12997

June 23, 2020 updates

Updated Deterministic Radiation Transport for Future Deep Space Missions
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2214552420300456

Overview – The Breakthrough Listen Exotic Target Catalog
http://seti.berkeley.edu/exotica/

Searching for the near-infrared counterpart of Proxima c using multi-epoch high-contrast SPHERE data at VLT
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2020/06/aa37594-20/aa37594-20.html

Hot Exoplanet Atmospheres Resolved with Transit Spectroscopy (HEARTS) IV. A spectral inventory of atoms and molecules in the high-resolution transmission spectrum of WASP-121 b
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.11308

Distinguishing between wet and dry atmospheres of TRAPPIST-1 e and f
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.11349

Beyond a pale blue dot : how to search for possible bio-signatures on earth-like planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.11451

The impact of exoplanets’ measured parameters on the inferred internal structure
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.12353

June 22, 2020 updates

Atmospheric Escape From TOI-700 d: Venus versus Earth Analogs
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ab982f/meta

CfA Scientists Collaborate on New Study to Search the Universe for Signs of Technological Civilizations
https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2020-12

When more is less: The P‐type binary habitability paradox
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asna.202013758

Predictions of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Galactic Exoplanet Survey II: Free-Floating Planet Detection Rates
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.10760

Simulations Predicting the Ability of Multi-Color Simultaneous Photometry to Distinguish TESS Candidate Exoplanets from False Positives
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.10765

Spin-orbit alignment of the β Pictoris planetary system
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.10784

A Mini-Neptune and a Venus-Zone Planet in the Radius Valley Orbiting the Nearby M2-dwarf TOI-1266: Validation with the Habitable-zone Planet Finder
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.11180

June 19, 2020 updates

Does intelligent life exist on other planets? Technosignatures may hold new clues
https://www.rochester.edu/newscenter/technosignatures-hold-clues-to-advanced-extraterrestrial-life-441472/

Testing Earthlike Atmospheric Evolution on Exo-Earths through Oxygen Absorption: Required Sample Sizes and the Advantage of Age-based Target Selection
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ab8fad

Giant Planet Scatterings and Collisions: Hydrodynamics, Merger-Ejection Branching Ratio, and Properties of the Remnants
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.10067

Influence of the Sun-like magnetic cycle on exoplanetary atmospheric escape
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.10634

Search for TiO and Optical Night-side Emission from the Exoplanet WASP-33b
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.10743