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.

 

August 6, 2018 updates

NASA Develops Technology Today to Enable Breakthrough Observations Tomorrow
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20180003964.pdf

Equation of state of SiC at extreme conditions: new insight into the interior of carbon rich exoplanets
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018JE005582

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
https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.01109

The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs. A Neptune-mass planet traversing the habitable zone around HD 180617
https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.01183

A 1574-day periodicity of transits orbiting KIC 8462852
https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.01081

The hidden depths of planetary atmospheres
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.00738

August 3, 2018 updates

VLA Detects Possible Extrasolar Planetary-Mass Magnetic Powerhouse
https://public.nrao.edu/news/planetary-mass-powerhouse/

Modeling Repeated M Dwarf Flaring at an Earth-like Planet in the Habitable Zone: Atmospheric Effects for an Unmagnetized Planet
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1794

Disruption of a planet spiralling into its host star
https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.00467

A second planet with an Earth-like composition orbiting the nearby M dwarf LHS 1140
https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.00485

Three-Dimensional Circulation Driving Chemical Disequilibrium in WASP-43b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.00501

Overview of the spectrometer optical fiber feed for the Habitable-zone Planet Finder
https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.00557

Detection and Doppler monitoring of EPIC 246471491, a system of four transiting planets smaller than Neptune
https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.00575

A Simple Model for Radiative and Convective Fluxes in Planetary Atmospheres
https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.00579

August 2, 2018 updates

Penetrative Convection in Super‐Earth planets: Consequences of MgSiO3 post‐Perovskite Dissociation Transition and Implications for super‐Earth GJ 876 d
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018JE005633

Understanding WASP-12b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.00052

Habitability in the Omega Centauri Cluster
https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.00053

Radioactive nuclei from cosmochronology to habitability
https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.00233

Characterisation of the HD 219134 multi-planet system I. Observations of stellar magnetism, wind, and high-energy flux
https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.00406

Characterisation of the HD219134 multi-planet system II. Stellar-wind sputtered exospheres in rocky planets b & c
https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.00404

August 1, 2018 updates

The origin of RNA precursors on exoplanets
http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/8/eaar3302

The Search for Extra-Galactic Intelligence Signals Synchronized with Binary Neutron Star Mergers
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aad33d

Using warm dust to constrain unseen planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.11536

The Planet Formation Imager
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.11559

Planet Formation Imager: Project Update
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.11555

The Efficiency of Geometric Samplers for Exoplanet Transit Timing Variation Models
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.11591

Precovery of TESS Single Transits with KELT
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.11922

55 Cancri (Copernicus): A Multi-Planet System with a Hot Super-Earth and a Jupiter Analogue
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.11925