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 18, 2019 updates

Solving Fermi’s Paradox
https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/physics/computational-science-and-modelling/solving-fermis-paradox

Era of Big NASA Space Telescopes May Be Ending
https://www.space.com/era-big-nasa-space-telescopes-ending.html

Exoplanets apsidal precession and analysis on their eccentricities
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10509-019-3516-1

Planet pairs may have tilted poles
https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/article-abstract/60/2/2.7/5380731

What do astronomers want from the STFC?
https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/article/60/2/2.13/5380734

Predicting Additional Planets in TRAPPIST-1
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/ab0e13

Implications of Revised CO2–CH4 and CO2–H2 Absorption for Outer Edge Habitable Zone Planets
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/ab0c0e

Three direct imaging epochs could constrain the orbit of Earth 2.0 inside the habitable zone
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.06184

Aquaplanet Models on Eccentric Orbits: Effects of Rotation Rate on Observables
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.06216

Multiverse Predictions for Habitability: Fraction of Planets that Develop Life
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.06283

The Demographics and Atmospheres of Giant Planets with the ELTs
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.06299

1I/`Oumuamua and the Problem of Survival of Oort Cloud Comets Near the Sun
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.06300

Collisional Elongation: Possible Origin of Extremely Elongated Shape of 1I/`Oumuamua
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.06373

Searching for Technosignatures: Implications of Detection and Non-Detection
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.06550

The trail of water and the delivery of volatiles to habitable planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.06587

Three Hot-Jupiters on the upper edge of the mass-radius distribution: WASP-177, WASP-181 and WASP-183
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.06622

March 15, 2019 updates

Photochemistry in Hot H2-dominated Exoplanet Atmospheres
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aaf79f

Towards an all-sky radio telescope for SETI
https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/article-abstract/60/2/2.22/5380749

New photometric analysis of five exoplanets: CoRoT-2b, HAT-P-12b, TrES-2b, WASP-12b and WASP-52b
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stz747/5380787

Stellar Influence on Heavy Ion Escape from Unmagnetized Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05649

Direct Acceleration: Cosmic and Exoplanet Synergies
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05656

Astro2020 Science White Paper: Toward Finding Earth 2.0: Masses and Orbits of Small Planets with Extreme Radial Velocity Precision
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05665

EUV influences on exoplanet atmospheric stability and evolution
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05718

Ultraviolet Spectropolarimetry as a Tool for Understanding the Diversity of Exoplanetary Atmospheres
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05834

A Shiny New Method for SETI: Specular Reflections from Interplanetary Artifacts
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05839

A Super-Earth and two sub-Neptunes transiting the bright, nearby, and quiet M-dwarf TOI-270
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.06107

Constraining Stellar Photospheres as an Essential Step for Transmission Spectroscopy of Small Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.06152

Transitions across Melancholia States in a Climate Model: Reconciling the Deterministic and Stochastic Points of View
https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.05098

March 14, 2019 updates

Detection and characterization of an ultra-dense sub-Neptunian planet orbiting the Sun-like star K2-292
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2019/03/aa34952-18/aa34952-18.html

Carrington-class Events as a Great Filter for Electronic Civilizations in the Drake Equation
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1538-3873/ab028e

Update of the HITRAN collision-induced absorption section
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0019103518306997

A Statistical Comparative Planetology Approach to Maximize the Scientific Return of Future Exoplanet Characterization Efforts
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05211

The Super-Earth Opportunity – Search for Habitable Exoplanets in the 2020s
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05258

Multiple Populations of Extrasolar Gas Giants
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05317

A hot rocky and a warm puffy super-Earth orbiting TOI-402 (HD 15337)
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05419

The Critical, Strategic Importance of Adaptive Optics-Assisted Ground-Based Telescopes for the Success of Future NASA Exoplanet Direct Imaging Missions
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05468

The radio search for technosignatures in the decade 2020-2030
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05544

The ground-based optical transmission spectrum of hot Jupiter HAT-P-1b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05563

The remote detectability of Earth’s biosphere through time and the importance of UV capability for characterizing habitable exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05611

The HD 15337 transiting system: a pair of sub-Neptune-mass planets on the opposite sides of the radius gap
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05623

Exoplanet Exergy: Why useful work matters for planetary habitabilty
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05624

March 13, 2019 updates

NASA criticized for proposed budget cuts
https://spacenews.com/nasa-criticized-for-proposed-budget-cuts/

The Great Colonization Debate
https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/futures/articles-in-press

Tides between the TRAPPIST-1 planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.04501

Realistic On-The-Fly Outcomes of Planetary Collisions: Machine Learning Applied to Simulations of Giant Impacts
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.04507

Fate of the runner in hit-and-run collisions
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.04508

Identification and characterization of the host stars in planetary microlensing with ELTs
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.04559

Asteroseismic determination of the stellar rotation period of the Kepler transiting planetary systems and its implications for the spin-orbit architecture
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.04669

Discovery of Cold Brown Dwarfs or Free-Floating Giant Planets Close to the Sun
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.04686

On the Anomalous Acceleration of 1I/2017 U1 `Oumuamua
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.04723

Gliese 49: Activity evolution and detection of a super-Earth
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.04808

The sub-Jovian desert of exoplanets: parameter dependent boundaries and implications on planet formation
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.04817

The Metallicity-Period-Mass Diagram of low-mass exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.04937

The Importance of 3D General Circulation Models for Characterizing the Climate and Habitability of Terrestrial Extrasolar Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05012

March 12, 2019 updates

Monitoring of the D Doublet of Neutral Sodium during Transits of Two “Evaporating” Planets
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stz693/5372460

Op-ed | The rocky landscape for astrophysics
https://spacenews.com/the-rocky-landscape-for-astrophysics/

The Space Astrophysics Landscape for the 2020s and Beyond
https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/landscape2019/

Habitable zone predictions and how to test them
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.03706

Mechanisms leading to a warmer climate on high obliquity planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.03726

Effectively Calculating Gaseous Absorption in Radiative Transfer Models of Exoplanetary and Brown Dwarf Atmospheres
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.03997

A hypothesis for the rapid formation of planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.04451

Impact of thermal effects on the evolution of eccentricity and inclination of low-mass planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.04470

Tracing the Origins and Evolution of Small Planets using Their Orbital Obliquities
https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.04482