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 29, 2018 updates

The Anthropocene Generalized: Evolution of Exo-Civilizations and Their Planetary Feedback
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/ast.2017.1671

First light for SPIRou, exoplanet hunter
http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/3123.htm

Imagining Outer Space: European Astroculture in the Twentieth Century
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057%2F978-1-349-95339-4

Measuring Eta_Earth: Characterization of Terrestrial Planetary Systems with Kepler, HARPS-N, and Gaia
https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/106562_en.html

A Kinematical Detection of Two Jupiter Mass Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10290

Buildup of Abiotic Oxygen and Ozone in Moist Atmospheres of Temperate Terrestrial Exoplanets and its Impact on the Spectral Fingerprint in Transit Observations
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10332

Migration-driven diversity of super-Earth compositions
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10345

NGTS-2b: An inflated hot-Jupiter transiting a bright F-dwarf
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10449

Photochemical Haze Formation in the Atmospheres of super-Earths and mini-Neptunes
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10488

Non-Detection of a Helium Exosphere for the Hot Jupiter WASP-12b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10671

Planet Formation in Highly Inclined Binary Systems. II. Orbital Alignment or Anti-alignment and Planet Growth Boost in Intermediate Separation Binaries
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10993

May 28, 2018 updates

Dipole Drive for Space Propulsion
http://jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2017.70.442

Beam-Driven Sails and Divergence of Neutral Particle Beams
http://jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2017.70.449

Star Lifting: An Application for Alien Megastructures
http://jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2017.70.458

KMT-2016-BLG-1820 and KMT-2016-BLG-2142: Two Microlensing Binaries Composed of Planetary-mass Companions and Very-Low-Mass Primaries
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.09983

The science case for POLLUX, a high-resolution UV spectropolarimeter onboard LUVOIR
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10021

Theory and simulation of spectral line broadening by exoplanetary atmospheric haze
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10171

May 24, 2018 updates

Overload control of artificial gravity facility using spinning tether system for high eccentricity transfer orbits
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576517313681

Habitability Classification of Exoplanets: A Machine Learning Insight
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.08810

Phantom Inflated Planets in Occurrence Rate Based Samples
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.08818

Kepler-503b: An Object at the Hydrogen Burning Mass Limit Orbiting a Subgiant Star
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.08820

Stellar Companions of Exoplanet Host Stars in K2
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.08844

A Novel Exoplanetary Habitability Score via Particle Swarm Optimization of CES Production Functions
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.08858

KMT-2016-BLG-1107: A New Hollywood-Planet Close/Wide Degeneracy
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.08888

Planetary Spectrum Generator: an accurate online radiative transfer suite for atmospheres, comets, small bodies and exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.02008

May 23, 2018 updates

Preliminary results of magnetic field measurements on multi-coil magnetic sail in laboratory experiment
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0042207X17315075

A Summary of Recent NASA’s Electric Sail Propulsion System Investigations
https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdf/10.2514/6.2018-1536

An Advanced Composites-Based Solar Sail System for Interplanetary Small Satellite Missions
https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdf/10.2514/6.2018-1437

Linear Structural Dynamics and Modal Cost Analysis for a Solar Sail
https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdf/10.2514/6.2018-1434

Membrane Structure Supported by Self-Deployable Truss for Space Applications
https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdf/10.2514/6.2018-1201

Radioactive nuclei from cosmochronology to habitability
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0146641018300358

The Exoplanet Population Observation Simulator. I – The Inner Edges of Planetary Systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.08211

Populations of Extrasolar Giant Planets from Transit and Radial Velocity Surveys
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.08391

An Earth-sized exoplanet with a Mercury-like composition
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.08405

The Open Universe Initiative
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.08505

Circular polarization signals of cloudy (exo)planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.08686

Survival of a planet in short-period Neptunian desert under effect of photo-evaporation
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.04278

The Ice Cap Zone: A Unique Habitable Zone for Ocean Worlds
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07717