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.

 

May 14, 2019 updates

A Catalog of Smaller Planets
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11038-019-09523-6

A Multi-year Search for Transits of Proxima Centauri. II. No Evidence for Transit Events with Periods between 1 and 30 days
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ab184f

Discovery of the first Earth-sized planets orbiting a star other than our Sun in the Kepler-20 system
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.04309

No Clear, Direct Evidence for Multiple Protoplanets Orbiting LkCa 15: LkCa 15 bcd are Likely Inner Disk Signals
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.04322

Kepler-9: the First Multi-Transiting System and the First Transit Timing Variations
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.04426

CKS VIII: Eccentricities of Kepler Planets and Tentative Evidence of a High Metallicity Preference for Small Eccentric Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.04625

A New Line-By-Line General Circulation Model for Simulations of Diverse Planetary Atmospheres: Initial Validation and Application to the Exoplanet GJ 1132b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.04635

Detection limits of exoplanetary atmospheres with 2-m class telescopes
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.04665

KMT-2018-BLG-1292: A Super-Jovian Microlens Planet in the Galactic Plane
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.04870

An Updated Study of Potential Targets for Ariel
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.04959

Impact of Space Weather on Climate and Habitability of Terrestrial Type Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.05093

May 13, 2019 updates

S-type and P-type Habitable Zones of Stellar Binary Systems: Effect of the Planetary Mass
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/ab1ea3

Cheating the death of the sun by relativistic interstellar spaceflight
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576519305776

Is Earth special?
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012825218306524

Machine learning on difference image analysis: A comparison of methods for transient detection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213133718300982

The End of Runaway: How Gap Opening Limits the Final Masses of Gas Giants
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.03887

How to Find a Planet from Transit Variations
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.04262

Directly Imaging Rocky Planets from the Ground
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.04275

May 9, 2019 updates

The Transiting Multi-planet System HD15337: Two Nearly Equal-mass Planets Straddling the Radius Gap
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ab17d9

Habitable Megastructures Versus Habitable Planets
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332751346_Astrobiology_Newsletter_Vol_12_No_2

Future of Space Travel Through VARIES and VASIMR
https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/FUTURE-OF-SPACE-TRAVEL-THROUGH-VARIES-AND-VASIMR-Salim-SarathRajN./a468da861ab604f59ecc198d135088bedc1837e8

Heliogyro Solar Sail Structural Dynamics and Stability
https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/1.G003758

Retrieval of the fluid Love number k2 in exoplanetary transit curves
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.03171

Persistence of Technosignatures: A Comment on Lingam and Loeb
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.03146

Effect of interstellar objects on metallicity of low-mass first stars formed in a cosmological model
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.02974

Photochemical hazes in sub-Neptunian atmospheres with focus on GJ 1214 b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.02976

May 8, 2019 updates

Machine Learning Pipeline for Exoplanet Classification
https://scholar.smu.edu/datasciencereview/vol2/iss1/9/

Beamed Launch Propulsion
https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/beamed-launch-propulsion

Synergies between space telescopes in the photometric characterization of the atmospheres of Hot Jupiters
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stz1247/5487083

Extrasolar space exploration by a solar sail accelerated via thermal desorption of coating
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0273117718309141

Detectability of atmospheric features of Earth-like planets in the habitable zone around M dwarfs
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.02560

NGTS-5b: a highly inflated planet offering insights into the sub-Jovian desert
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.02593