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.

 

July 27, 2018 updates

Northrop CEO offers to link JWST profit to mission success
https://spacenews.com/northrop-ceo-offers-to-link-jwst-profit-to-mission-success/

A Survey and Analysis of College Students’ Understanding of Planet Formation Before Instruction
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1815

Characterizing the atmosphere of Proxima b with a space-based mid-infrared nulling interferometer
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.09996

Transiting Exoplanet Monitoring Project (TEMP). I. Refined System Parameters and Transit Timing Variations of HAT-P-29b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.10107

Traces of exomoons in computed flux and polarization phase curves of starlight reflected by exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.10266

July 26, 2018 updates

NASA weighs delaying WFIRST to fund JWST overrun
https://spacenews.com/nasa-weighs-delaying-wfirst-to-fund-jwst-overrun/

A more comprehensive habitable zone for finding life on other planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.09504

Planets around evolved intermediate-mass stars in open clusters II. Are there really planets around IC4651No9122, NGC2423No3 and NGC4349No127?
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.09608

Chemistry During the Gas-rich Stage of Planet Formation
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.09635

On the co-orbital motion in the three-body problem: existence of quasi-periodic horseshoe-shaped orbits
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.07262

July 24, 2018 updates

Space, Architecture, and Science Fiction: An Architectural Interpretation of Space Colonization
https://cgscholar.com/bookstore/works/space-architecture-and-science-fiction

NASA faces funding challenge for JWST in future years
https://spacenews.com/nasa-faces-funding-challenge-for-jwst-in-future-years/

Rio 2.0: revising the Rio scale for SETI detections
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/rio-20-revising-the-rio-scale-for-seti-detections/DF9D6EABEA7D8D84999234BCFB3FADB4

High-energy environment of super-Earth 55 Cancri e – I. Far-UV chromospheric variability as a possible tracer of planet-induced coronal rain
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2018/07/aa32700-18/aa32700-18.html

A Search for Exoplanets around Northern Circumpolar Stars. IV. Six Planet Candidates to the K Giants, HD 44385, HD 97619, HD 106574, HD 118904, HD 164428, and HD 202432
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aacbc1

Chromatic transit light curves of disintegrating rocky planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07973

The HOSTS Survey for Exozodiacal Dust: Preliminary results and future prospects
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.08209

Prospects for the characterisation of exo-zodiacal dust with the VLTI
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.08210

Atmospheric Circulation of Brown Dwarfs and Jupiter and Saturn-like Planets: Zonal Jets, Long-term Variability, and QBO-type Oscillations
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.08433

Color Classification of Extrasolar Giant Planets: Prospects and Cautions
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.08453

SPOTS: The Search for Planets Orbiting Two Stars. III. Complete Sample and Statistical Analysis
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.08687

July 23, 2018 updates

Astrotheology: Science and Theology Meet Extraterrestrial Life
https://www.amazon.com/Astrotheology-Science-Theology-Meet-Extraterrestrial/dp/1532606397/

Handbook of Exoplanets
https://link.springer.com/referencework/10.1007/978-3-319-30648-3

Valuing Life-Detection Missions
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1813

Earth Without Life: A Systems Model of a Global Abiotic Nitrogen Cycle
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1700

Carbon Cycling and Habitability of Earth-Sized Stagnant Lid Planets
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1695

Atmospheric escape from the TRAPPIST-1 planets and implications for habitability
http://www.pnas.org/content/115/2/260

Hydrogen and helium ingassing during terrestrial planet accretion
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X18304035

Atmospheric Escape and the Evolution of Close-in Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07609

Survival of non-coplanar, closely-packed planetary systems after a close encounter
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07668