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.

 

January 16, 2019 updates

‘Oumuamua’s Geometry Could be More Extreme than Previously Inferred
https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~loeb/SL.pdf

Parasitic SETI and Parasitic Space Science
http://geopolicraticus.tumblr.com/post/182049010987/parasitic-seti-and-parasitic-space-science

The implications of clustered star formation for (proto)planetary systems and habitability
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.04491

A Pair of Planets Likely in Mean-Motion Resonance From Gravitational Microlensing
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.04495

EPIC 247418783b: A rocky super-Earth in a 2.2 day orbit
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.04558

Revisiting the dynamics of planets in binaries: evolutionary timescales and the effect of early stellar evolution
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.04582

Water delivery by pebble accretion to rocky planets in habitable zones in evolving disks
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.04611

Multiverse Predictions for Habitability: The Number of Stars and their Properties
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.04614

Self-supervised Anomaly Detection for Narrowband SETI
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.04636

A transiting super-Earth close to the inner edge of the habitable zone of an M0 dwarf star
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.04739

January 15, 2019 updates

EPIC 249624646: a warm Jupiter and a mini-Neptune in a triple-star system
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.03716

Towards More Reliable Analytic Thermochemical-equilibrium Abundances
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.03764

Lessons for WFIRST CGI from ground-based high-contrast systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.04049

Key Technologies for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope Coronagraph Instrument
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.04050

A search for technosignatures from TRAPPIST-1, LHS 1140, and 10 planetary systems in the Kepler field with the Green Bank Telescope at 1.15-1.73 GHz
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.04057

Reference star differential imaging of close-in companions and circumstellar disks with the NIRC2 vortex coronagraph at W.M. Keck Observatory
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.04090

Interstellar Probes: The Benefits to Astronomy & Astrophysics
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.04422

January 14, 2019 updates

X-ray, UV, Optical Irradiances and Age of Barnard’s Star’s new Super-earth Planet:—“Can Life Find a Way” on such cold Planet?
http://clusty.ast.villanova.edu/gallery/Barnard_Poster_AAS2019.pdf

First Stop on the Interstellar Journey: The Solar Gravity Lens Focus
http://jbis.org.uk/paper/2018.71.275

Plasma Dynamics in Firefly’s Z-pinch Fusion Engine
http://jbis.org.uk/paper/2018.71.288

Gram-Scale Nano-Spacecraft Entry into Star Systems
http://jbis.org.uk/paper/2018.71.294

The Interstellar Fusion Fuel Resource Base of Our Solar System
http://jbis.org.uk/paper/2018.71.298

Tests of Fundamental Physics in Interstellar Flight
http://jbis.org.uk/paper/2018.71.306

January 11, 2019 updates

Technosearch
https://technosearch.seti.org/

Post-conjunction detection of β Pictoris b with VLT/SPHERE
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2019/01/aa34302-18/aa34302-18.html

Extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs around AF-type stars X. The SOPHIE sample: combining the SOPHIE and HARPS surveys to compute the close giant planet mass-period distribution around AF-type stars
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2019/01/aa33431-18/aa33431-18.html

Exoplanet Atmosphere Forecast: Observers Should Expect Spectroscopic Transmission Features to be Muted to 33%
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/aafc63

How planetary growth outperforms migration
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.00523

Climate sensitivity to ozone and its relevance on the habitability of Earth-like planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02897

Climate Sensitivity to Carbon Dioxide and Moist Greenhouse threshold of Earth-like planets under an increasing solar forcing
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02901

Simulating Non-hydrostatic atmospheres on Planets (SNAP): formulation, validation and application to the Jovian atmosphere
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02955

January 10, 2019 updates

A Wild ‘Interstellar Probe’ Mission Idea Is Gaining Momentum
https://www.space.com/42935-nasa-interstellar-probe-mission-idea.html

Signs of life on a global scale: Earth as a laboratory for exoplanet biosignatures
http://www.portlandpresspublishing.com/sites/default/files/biochemist/Biochemist%20Space%20issue%20Dec%202018/BioDEC18_exoplanet%20biosignatures%20pg%2022.pdf

The fate of planetesimal discs in young open clusters: implications for 1I/’Oumuamua, the Kuiper belt, the Oort cloud and more
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02465

Testing the Detectability of Extraterrestrial O2 with the ELTs using Real Data with Real Noise
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02469

The Oxyometer: A Novel Instrument Concept for Characterizing Exoplanet Atmospheres
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02562

On the formation of our solar system and many other protoplanetary systems observed by ALMA and SPHERE
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02593

Conundrums and constraints concerning the formation of our solar system — An alternative view
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02594

Short life and abrupt death of PicSat, a small 3U CubeSat dreaming of exoplanet detection
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02677

Time-variable electromagnetic star-planet interaction: The TRAPPIST-1 system as an exemplary case
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02747

Secular spin-axis dynamics of exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02831

Review: Far-Infrared Instrumentation and Technology Development for the Next Decade
https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.02389