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.

 

March 27, 2018 updates

Life in the Universe
https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/59430

Geocentrism and the Astrobiological Context of the Human Condition
http://geopolicraticus.tumblr.com/post/172303464882/geocentrism-and-the-astrobiological-context-of-the

NASA reveals major delay for $8-billion Hubble successor
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03863-5

Decrease in Hysteresis of Planetary Climate for Planets with Long Solar Days
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aaa70f

March 26, 2018 updates

New Assumptions to Guide SETI Research
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20180001925.pdf

The Relation Between Arrested Civilizations and Their Biospheres
http://geopolicraticus.tumblr.com/post/172215561112/the-relation-between-arrested-civilizations-and

OSIRIS-REx Encounters Earth: Signatures of a Habitable World
https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2018/pdf/1240.pdf

A comprehensive understanding of planet formation is required for assessing planetary habitability and for the search for life
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.08682

Atmospheric mass loss of extrasolar planets orbiting magnetically active host stars
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.08684

Understanding Stellar Contamination in Exoplanet Transmission Spectra as an Essential Step in Small Planet Characterization
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.08708

An accurate mass determination for Kepler-1655b, a moderately-irradiated world with a significant volatile envelope
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.08820

Formation of Terrestrial Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.08830

Criterion for the Onset of Chaos in Systems of Two Eccentric Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.08510

The WFIRST Exoplanet Microlensing Survey
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.08564

Classification of simulated radio signals using Wide Residual Networks for use in the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.08624

March 23, 2018 updates

Fingerprinting Non-Terran Biosignatures
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/ast.2017.1712

Organic Haze as a Biosignature in Anoxic Earth-like Atmospheres
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1666

The Effect of Varying Atmospheric Pressure upon Habitability and Biosignatures of Earth-like Planets
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2016.1632

The Habitability of Proxima Centauri b: Environmental States and Observational Discriminants
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2016.1589

Detection of the closest Jovian exoplanet in the Epsilon Indi triple system
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.08163

Gaian bottlenecks and planetary habitability maintained by evolving model biospheres: The ExoGaia model
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.08063

Clear and Cloudy Exoplanet Forecasts for JWST: Maps, Retrieved Composition and Constraints on Formation with MIRI and NIRCam
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.08173

Detection of Alpha Centauri at radio wavelengths: chromospheric emission and search for star-planet interaction
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.08338

March 22, 2018 updates

A Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) toward the Galactic Anticenter with the Murchison Widefield Array
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aab363

KELT-22Ab: A Massive Hot Jupiter Transiting a Near Solar Twin
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07559

Optimal Target Stars in the Search for Life
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07570

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

The Origins Space Telescope: Towards An Understanding of Temperate Planetary Atmospheres
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07730

Transit Photometry as an Exoplanet Discovery Method
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07867

White Paper: Exoplanetary Microlensing from the Ground in the 2020s
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07921

Strategies for Constraining the Atmospheres of Temperate Terrestrial Planets with JWST
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07983

March 21, 2018 updates

First space mission dedicated to exoplanet atmospheres gets green light
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03445-5

The Dinosaur in the Detail: High Order Harmonics in the Light Curves of Eccentric Planetary Systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07078

On the Terminal Rotation Rates of Giant Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07106

Additional Exoplanet Science Enabled by FINESSE
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07163

Search for exoplanets around northern circumpolar stars III. long-period radial velocity variations in hd 18438 and hd 158996
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07213

K2-231 b: A sub-Neptune exoplanet transiting a solar twin in Ruprecht 147
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07430

Spin-orbital tidal dynamics and tidal heating in the TRAPPIST-1 multi-planet system
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07453