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 20, 2020 updates

Galactic Cosmic Ray Shielding Using Spherical Field-Reversed Array of Superconducting Coils
https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/1.A34710

Ultra-thin sail could speed journey to other star systems
https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Ultra-thin_sail_could_speed_journey_to_other_star_systems

The Chiral Puzzle of Life
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ab8dc6

A Starshot Communication Downlink
https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.08940

The Effect of Seafloor Weathering on Planetary Habitability
https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.09092

A trampoline effect occurring in the stages of planetary reseeding
https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.09360

ARES II: Characterising the Hot Jupiters WASP-127 b, WASP-79 b and WASP-62 b with HST
https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.09615

Confirmation of water emission in the dayside spectrum of the ultrahot Jupiter WASP-121b
https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.09631

May 19, 2020 updates

An objective Bayesian analysis of life’s early start and our late arrival
https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/05/12/1921655117

Artificial Gravity in Interstellar Travel
https://zenodo.org/record/3747351

Planetary Spin and Obliquity from Mergers
https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.07718

Atmospheric Escape of Close-in Giants around Hot Stars: Far-Ultraviolet Radiation and Photoelectric Heating Effect
https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.08676

Super-Rayleigh Slopes in Transmission Spectra of Exoplanets Generated by Photochemical Haze
https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.08880

May 15, 2020 updates

A Numerical Method for Determining the Elements of Circumbinary Orbits and Its Application to Circumbinary Planets and the Satellites of Pluto-Charon
https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.06498

Two examples of how to use observations of terrestrial planets orbiting in temperate orbits around low mass stars to test key concepts of planetary habitability
https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.06512

A possible transit of a disintegrating exoplanet in the nearby multiplanet system DMPP-1
https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.07086