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 IRG-updates mailing list and receive these updates in you email every weekday, please send that information to info@irg.space.

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June 11, 2021 updates

Presence of water on exomoons orbiting free-floating planets: a case study
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/presence-of-water-on-exomoons-orbiting-freefloating-planets-a-case-study/1863C1DB337F974DF8B2ACE4D5BB8319

The High-energy Spectrum of the Nearby Planet-hosting Inactive Mid-M Dwarf LHS 3844
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/abfa1c

EDEN: Flare Activity of the Nearby Exoplanet-hosting M Dwarf Wolf 359 Based on K2 and EDEN Light Curves
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/abf933

True Masses of the Long-period Companions to HD 92987 and HD 221420 from Hipparcos–Gaia Astrometry
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/abf932

Should We Lie to Extraterrestrials? A Critique of the Voyager Golden Records
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0265964621000321

June 10, 2021 updates

Modeling the laser-polymer interaction of laser propulsion systems considering progressive surface removal, thermal decomposition and non-Fourier effect
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576521002794

Planet Hunters TESS III: two transiting planets around the bright G dwarf HD 152843
https://arxiv.org/abs/2106.04603

Uncovering the ultimate planet impostor. An eclipsing brown dwarf in a hierarchical triple with two evolved stars
https://arxiv.org/abs/2106.05011

Role of Surface Gravity Waves in Aquaplanet Ocean Climates
https://arxiv.org/abs/2106.05032

Traversable wormholes in General Relativity without exotic matter
https://arxiv.org/abs/2106.05034

June 8, 2021 updates

A Fresh Approach to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
https://lweb.cfa.harvard.edu/~loeb/Fresh_SETI.pdf

High Altitude Limits of Living Things
https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ham.2020.0212

Venus: key to understanding the evolution of terrestrial planets
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10686-021-09766-0

Quantum hypothesis testing for exoplanet detection
https://arxiv.org/abs/2106.00488

Thermo-accelerative optimization of relativistic lightsails
https://arxiv.org/abs/2106.03558

Ionization and transport in partially ionized multicomponent plasmas: Application to atmospheres of hot Jupiters
https://arxiv.org/abs/2106.03092

Nutrient Supply to Planetary Biospheres from Anoxic Weathering of Mafic Oceanic Crust
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.07667