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 6, 2018 updates

JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE Integration and Test Challenges Have Delayed Launch and Threaten to Push Costs Over Cap
https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690413.pdf

New Constraints on Gliese 876—Exemplar of Mean-motion Resonance
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa894

Habitable Evaporated Cores and the Occurrence of Panspermia Near the Galactic Center
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aaab46

A New Window into Escaping Exoplanet Atmospheres: 10830 Å Line of Helium
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aaada9

Haze production rates in super-Earth and mini-Neptune atmosphere experiments
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-018-0397-0

Laboratory Simulations of Haze Formation in the Atmospheres of super-Earths and mini-Neptunes: Particle Color and Size Distribution
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.01706

The resilience of Kepler systems to stellar obliquity
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.01182

Dynamical analysis of the circumprimary planet in the eccentric binary system HD59686
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.01434

The when and where of water in the history of the universe
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.01452

Planetary Candidates Observed by Kepler. VIII. A Fully Automated Catalog With Measured Completeness and Reliability Based on Data Release 25
https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.06758

March 5, 2018 updates

Three Small Planets Transiting a Hyades Star
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa841

HATS-36b and 24 Other Transiting/Eclipsing Systems from the HATSouth-K2 Campaign 7 Program
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa8e6

K2-155: A Bright Metal-poor M Dwarf with Three Transiting Super-Earths
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaaa6e

Exoplanets around Low-mass Stars Unveiled by K2
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa9c1

Long-term Stability of Tightly Packed Multi-planet Systems in Prograde, Coplanar, Circumstellar Orbits within the α Centauri AB System
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa966

Precision Orbit of δ Delphini and Prospects for Astrometric Detection of Exoplanets
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aaac80

Analytical Models of Exoplanetary Atmospheres. V. Non-gray Thermal Structure with Coherent Scattering
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.00629

A Universal Break in the Planet-to-Star Mass-Ratio Function of Kepler MKG stars
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.00777

Radio Emission from the Exoplanetary System ε Eridani
https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.07012

Planet Occurrence: Doppler and Transit Surveys
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.08543

March 2, 2018 updates

The Complete Transmission Spectrum of WASP-39b with a Precise Water Constraint
http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hvi/uploads/science_paper/file_attachment/309/published_AJ_WASP_39b_paper.pdf

Continuous reorientation of synchronous terrestrial planets due to mantle convection
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0071-2

A System of Three Super Earths Transiting the Late K-Dwarf GJ 9827 at 30 pc
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa292/meta

Magellan/PFS Radial Velocities of GJ 9827, a late K dwarf at 30 pc with Three Transiting Super-Earths
https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.01359

The continued importance of habitability studies
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.00215

Habitable Snowballs: Generalizing the Habitable Zone
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.00511

Simulating the cloudy atmospheres of HD 209458 b and HD 189733 b with the 3D Met Office Unified Model
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.00226

Inferring Planetary Obliquity Using Rotational & Orbital Photometry
https://arxiv.org/abs/1511.05152

Cool DZ white dwarfs II: Compositions and evolution of old remnant planetary systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.07714

March 1, 2018 updates

Dependence of the Onset of the Runaway Greenhouse Effect on the Latitudinal Surface Water Distribution of Earth-Like Planets
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017JE005383/full

Occurrence Rates from Direct Imaging Surveys
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.10132

KELT: The Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope, a Survey for Exoplanets Transiting Bright, Hot Stars
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.10158

KMT-2016-BLG-0212: First KMTNet-Only Discovery of a Substellar Companion
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.10246

Changes in the metallicity of gas giant planets due to pebble accretion
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.10445

The nature of the giant exomoon candidate Kepler-1625 b-i
https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.06209

Exoplanet atmospheres with GIANO. I. Water in the transmission spectrum of HD 189733b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.09569

February 28, 2018 updates

Habitable Evaporated Cores and the Occurrence of Panspermia near the Galactic Center
https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.06692

About 30% of Sun-like Stars Have Kepler-like Planetary Systems: A Study of their Intrinsic Architecture
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09526

Identifying Young Kepler Planet Host Stars from Keck-HIRES Spectra of Lithium
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09529

Exoplanet Classification and Yield Estimates for Direct Imaging Missions
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09602

Mass determination of the 1:3:5 near-resonant planets transiting GJ 9827 (K2-135)
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09557

Medium-resolution integral-field spectroscopy for high-contrast exoplanet imaging: Molecule maps of the β Pictoris system with SINFONI
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09721

Aldebaran b’s temperate past uncovered in planet search data
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09812

The architecture and formation of the Kepler-30 planetary system
https://arxiv.org/abs/1707.04962

Water, Methane Depletion, and High-Altitude Condensates in the Atmosphere of the Warm Super-Neptune WASP-107b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.08635

H- Opacity and Water Dissociation in the Dayside Atmosphere of the Very Hot Gas Giant WASP-18 b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.02489

EPIC247098361b: a transiting warm Saturn on an eccentric P=11.2 days orbit around a V=9.9 star
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.08865