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 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

July 20, 2018 updates

The first super-Earth Detection from the High Cadence and High Radial Velocity Precision Dharma Planet Survey
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07098

Review of high-contrast imaging systems for current and future ground-based and space-based telescopes III. Technology opportunities and pathways
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07100

Upgrading the Gemini Planet Imager: GPI 2.0
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07145

The Gemini Planet Imager: Looking back over five years and forward to the future
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07146

Mining the GPIES database
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07153

Air, Telescope, and Instrument Temperature Effects on the Gemini Planet Imager’s Image Quality
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07157

July 19, 2018 updates

Dynamical Evolution of the Early Solar System
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06647

Characterization of microdot apodizers for imaging exoplanets with next-generation space telescopes
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06761

Evolution of Earth-like extrasolar planetary atmospheres: Assessing the atmospheres and biospheres of early Earth analog planets with a coupled atmosphere biogeochemical model
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06844

WASP-147b, 160Bb, 164b and 165b: two hot Saturns and two Jupiters, including two planets with metal-rich hosts
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06973

Review of high-contrast imaging systems for current and future ground- and space-based telescopes I. Coronagraph design methods and optical performance metrics
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07042

Review of high-contrast imaging systems for current and future ground-based and space-based telescopes II. Common path wavefront sensing/control and Coherent Differential Imaging
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07043

July 18, 2018 updates

Chemo-kinematic ages of eccentric-planet-hosting M dwarf stars
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06017

Search for Extra-Galactic Intelligence Signal Synchronized with a Binary Neutron Star Merger
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06024

Metallicity-Dependent Signatures in the Kepler Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06033

Exoplanet science with a space-based mid-infrared nulling interferometer
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06088

What Does “Metallicity” Mean When Interpreting Spectra of Exoplanetary Atmospheres?
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06102

Atmospheric Circulation and Thermal Phase-Curve Offset of Tidally and Non-Tidally Locked Terrestrial Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06123

Discovery of three new transiting hot Jupiters: WASP-161 b, WASP-163 b and WASP-170 b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06548

MOPSS I: Flat Optical Spectra for the Hot Jupiters WASP-4 b and WASP-52b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06561