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.

 

October 26, 2018 updates

Coronagraphy review and WFIRST/AFTA
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/cs/groups/bpasite/documents/webpage/bpa_160851.pdf

Matrix-propagator approach to compute fluid Love numbers and applicability to extrasolar planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.10064

MOA-2016-BLG-319Lb: Microlensing Planet Subject to Rare Minor-image Perturbation Degeneracy in Determining Planet Parameters
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aae38e

Techniques for Finding Close-in, Low-mass Planets around Evolved Intermediate-mass Stars
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aadf82

PlanetPack3: A radial-velocity and transit analysis tool for exoplanets
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213133718300969

SCExAO/CHARIS Near-Infrared Direct Imaging, Spectroscopy, and Forward-Modeling of kappa And b: A Likely Young, Low-Gravity Superjovian Companion
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.09457

The LEECH Exoplanet Imaging Survey: Limits on Planet Occurrence Rates Under Conservative Assumptions
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.10560

Kmt-2016-blg-1397b: Kmtnet-only discovery of a microlens giant planet
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.10792

An optical transmission spectrum for the ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-121b measured with the Hubble Space Telescope
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.10969

A Theory of Exoplanet Transits with Light Scattering
https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.05564

Thorium in solar twins: implications for habitability in rocky planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.10413

Back to “Normal” for the Disintegrating Planet Candidate KIC 12557548 b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.10012

The 3D thermal, dynamical and chemical structure of the atmosphere of HD 189733b: implications of wind-driven chemistry for the emission phase curve
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.09724

October 22, 2018 updates

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Flight Dynamics Commissioning Results and Experiences
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20180006156.pdf

The 0.8–4.5 μm Broadband Transmission Spectra of TRAPPIST-1 Planets
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aade94

Climate Modeling of Hypothetical Moon-moons in the Kepler-1625b System
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/aae8e6

Indirect Detection of Extrasolar Planets via Astrometry
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.08513