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 4, 2018 updates

Indifferently Spacefaring Civilizations
https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2018/05/04/indifferently-spacefaring-civilizations/

Dusty disc-planet interaction with dust-free simulations
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00940

An Estimate of the Yield of Single-Transit Planetary Events from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00956

Multi-band high resolution spectroscopy rules out the hot Jupiter BD+20 1790b – First data from the GIARPS Commissioning
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.01281

Helium in the eroding atmosphere of an exoplanet
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.01298

The Breakthrough Starshot System Model
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.01306

Unmasking the hidden NGTS-3Ab: a hot Jupiter in an unresolved binary system
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.01378

The California Kepler Survey VII. Precise Planet Radii Leveraging Gaia DR2 Reveal the Stellar Mass Dependence of the Planet Radius Gap
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.01453

OGLE-2015-BLG-1459L: The Challenges of Exo-Moon Microlensing
https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.09651

May 3, 2018 updates

Modular Active Self-Assembling Space Telescope Swarms
https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2018_Phase_I_Phase_II/Modular_Active_Self-Assembling_Space_Telescope_Swarms

Pulsed Fission-Fusion (PuFF) Propulsion Concept
https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2018_Phase_I_Phase_II/PulsedFission-Fusion_Propulsion_Concept

A Breakthrough Propulsion Architecture for Interstellar Precursor Missions
https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2018_Phase_I_Phase_II/Breakthrough_Propulsion_Architecture_for_Interstellar_Precursor_Missions

Direct Multipixel Imaging and Spectroscopy of an Exoplanet with a Solar Gravity Lens Mission
https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2018_Phase_I_Phase_II/Direct_Multipixel_Imaging_and_Spectroscopy

Mach Effect for In Space Propulsion: Interstellar Mission
https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2018_Phase_I_Phase_II/Mach_Effect_for_In_Space_Propulsion_Interstellar_Mission

Three Small Planets Transiting the Bright Young Field Star K2-233
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aabde8

Generation of a Circumstellar Gas Disk by Hot Jupiter WASP-12b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00596

The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs: A low-mass planet in the temperate zone of the nearby K2-18
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00830

The chemical composition of α Cen AB revisited
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00929

Redox evolution via gravitational differentiation on low mass planets: implications for abiotic oxygen, water loss and habitability
https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.00345

A better characterization of the chemical composition of exoplanets atmospheres with ARIEL
https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.08433

May 2, 2018 updates

Moonfalls: Collisions between the Earth and its past moons
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00019

Planet Populations as a Function of Stellar Properties
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00023

Global Climate and Atmospheric Composition of the Ultra-Hot Jupiter WASP-103b from HST and Spitzer Phase Curve Observations
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00029

An ice giant exoplanet interpretation of the anomaly in microlensing event OGLE-2011-BLG-0173
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00049

Extremely Irradiated Hot Jupiters: Non-Oxide Inversions, H- Opacity, and Thermal Dissociation of Molecules
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00038

From thermal dissociation to condensation in the atmospheres of ultra hot Jupiters: WASP-121b in context
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00096

Revised Radii of Kepler Stars and Planets using Gaia Data Release 2
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00231

A HST/WFC3 Thermal Emission Spectrum of the Hot Jupiter HAT-P-7b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00424

May 1, 2018 updates

Space Settlement: What’s the Rush?
https://www.academia.edu/attachments/56028915/download_file?s=work_strip

How Will An Organism Get to Space?
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/presentation/f7b5/781cffb29cedf4291321e22fe6f4b76c69fa.pdf

Absolute densities in exoplanetary systems. Photodynamical modelling of Kepler-138.
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/sty1050/4987222

Mars’ growth stunted by an early giant planet instability
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103517308424

TRAPPIST-1e Has a Large Iron Core
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.10618

The detectability of radio emission from exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.11006

Evidence for unresolved exoplanet-hosting binaries in Gaia DR2
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.11082

The XUV environments of exoplanets from Jupiter-size to super-Earth
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.11124

A Comparative Analysis of the Cobb-Douglas Habitability Score (CDHS) with the Earth Similarity Index (ESI)
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.11176