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 10, 2018 updates

Pros and cons of relativistic interstellar flight
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S009457651830897X

Space Capitalism
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-74651-7

Blue Canyon Technologies helps ASTERIA satellite point the way to discovering new planets
http://spacenewsfeed.com/index.php/news/1591-blue-canyon-technologies-helps-asteria-satellite-point-the-way-to-discovering-new-planets

Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion – Modeling the Thrust of the Direct Fusion Drive
https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2018-4769

Super-Earth of 8 Mearth in a 2.2-day orbit around the K5V star K2-216
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.04774

Dust evolution and satellitesimal formation in circumplanetary disks
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.02638

On the incidence of planet candidates in open clusters and a planet confirmation
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.03196

July 9,2018 updates

Pros and Cons of Classification of Exoplanets: In Search for the Right Habitability Metric
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arun_Kenath/publication/326040257_Astrobiology_Newsletter_Vol_11_No_3/links/5b34daafaca2720785f0bf68/Astrobiology-Newsletter-Vol-11-No-3.pdf

Curvature Invariants for Lorentzian Traversable Wormholes
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.10985v1

NASA’s Kepler Spacecraft Pauses Science Observations to Download Science Data
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/nasa-s-kepler-spacecraft-pauses-science-observations-to-download-science-data

The Artificial Inducement of a Local Space Warp Bubble Using a VEM Drive
https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2018-4633

A trip to the moon might constrain the Fermi Paradox
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016328717304755

Interior structure models and fluid Love numbers of exoplanets in the super-Earth regime
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2018/07/aa31775-17/aa31775-17.html

TTV-determined Masses for Warm Jupiters and their Close Planetary Companions
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.02217

The influence of stellar flare on dynamical state of the atmosphere of exoplanet HD 209458
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.02271

Giant planet effects on terrestrial planet formation and system architecture
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.02463

Minimizing the bias in exoplanet detection – application to radial velocities of LHS 1140
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.02483

Simple geometric approximations for global atmospheres on moderately oblate planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.02405

Predicted microlensing events from analysis of Gaia Data Release 2
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10630

July 5, 2018 updates

The gravitational mass of Proxima Centauri measured with SPHERE from a microlensing event
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.01318

Imaging radial velocity planets with SPHERE
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.01324

Constraining the presence of giant planets in two-belt debris disk systems with VLT/SPHERE direct imaging and dynamical arguments
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.01326

To PLAnetary Transit Or NOT? An extremely large field of view camera with a CaF2 component tested in thermo-vacuum
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.01362

The 0.6-4.55μm broadband transmission spectra of TRAPPIST-1 planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.01402

Formation of Solar system analogues II: post-gas phase growth and water accretion in extended discs via N-body simulations
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.01429

Star-planet interactions. V. Dynamical and equilibrium tides in convective zones
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.01474

July 4, 2018 updates

Observing the universe with a camera traveling near the speed of light
https://phys.org/news/2018-07-universe-camera.html

Exoplanet Biosignatures: Future Directions
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1738

Exoplanet Biosignatures: Observational Prospects
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1733

Exoplanet Biosignatures: At the Dawn of a New Era of Planetary Observations
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2018.1862

A possible anorthositic continent of early Mars and the role of planetary size for the inception of Earth-like life
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1674987116302158

Chemical inhomogeneities in the Pleiades: signatures of rocky-forming material in stellar atmospheres
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.00941

A 4.6-year period brown-dwarf companion interacting with the hot-Jupiter CoRoT-20 b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.01229

Quantifying the Observational Effort Required for the Radial Velocity Characterization of TESS Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.01263

The stability of tightly-packed, evenly-spaced systems of Earth-mass planets orbiting a Sun-like star
https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.08426