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 2, 2018 updates

Moonfalls: Collisions between the Earth and its past moons
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00019

Planet Populations as a Function of Stellar Properties
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00023

Global Climate and Atmospheric Composition of the Ultra-Hot Jupiter WASP-103b from HST and Spitzer Phase Curve Observations
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00029

An ice giant exoplanet interpretation of the anomaly in microlensing event OGLE-2011-BLG-0173
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00049

Extremely Irradiated Hot Jupiters: Non-Oxide Inversions, H- Opacity, and Thermal Dissociation of Molecules
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00038

From thermal dissociation to condensation in the atmospheres of ultra hot Jupiters: WASP-121b in context
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00096

Revised Radii of Kepler Stars and Planets using Gaia Data Release 2
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00231

A HST/WFC3 Thermal Emission Spectrum of the Hot Jupiter HAT-P-7b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00424

May 1, 2018 updates

Space Settlement: What’s the Rush?
https://www.academia.edu/attachments/56028915/download_file?s=work_strip

How Will An Organism Get to Space?
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/presentation/f7b5/781cffb29cedf4291321e22fe6f4b76c69fa.pdf

Absolute densities in exoplanetary systems. Photodynamical modelling of Kepler-138.
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/sty1050/4987222

Mars’ growth stunted by an early giant planet instability
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103517308424

TRAPPIST-1e Has a Large Iron Core
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.10618

The detectability of radio emission from exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.11006

Evidence for unresolved exoplanet-hosting binaries in Gaia DR2
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.11082

The XUV environments of exoplanets from Jupiter-size to super-Earth
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.11124

A Comparative Analysis of the Cobb-Douglas Habitability Score (CDHS) with the Earth Similarity Index (ESI)
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.11176

April 27, 2018 updates

SPECULOOS – (Search for Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars)
http://www.speculoos.uliege.be/cms/c_3272698/en/speculoos-portail

Planet seeding and lithopanspermia through gas-assisted capture of interstellar objects
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.09716

Microlensing planets in the light of the second data release of Gaia
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.10136

The Effects of Stellar Companions on Exoplanet Radius Distributions
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.10170

Planet Formation in Disks with Inclined Binary Companions: Can Primordial Spin-Orbit Misalignment be Produced?
https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.03138

April 26, 2018 updates

Crystal structure and equation of state of Fe-Si alloys at super-Earth core conditions
http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/4/eaao5864

Water Partitioning in Planetary Embryos and Protoplanets with Magma Oceans
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.09294

Measuring Planetary Atmospheric Dynamics with Doppler Spectroscopy
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.09445

Influence of periodic orbits on the formation of giant planetary systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.09591

Searching for Exoplanets Around X-Ray Binaries with Accreting White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes
https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.05762

Increased Tidal Dissipation Using Advanced Rheological Models: Implications for Io and Tidally Active Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1707.06701

Astrometric detectability of systems with unseen companions: effects of the Earth orbital motion
https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.00290

Kepler Data Validation I — Architecture, Diagnostic Tests, and Data Products for Vetting Transiting Planet Candidates
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.04526