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.

 

February 27, 2018 updates

Populations of planets in multiple star systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.08693

EPIC247098361b: a transiting warm Saturn on an eccentric P=11.2 days orbit around a V=9.9 star
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.08865

Stability Limits of Circumbinary Planets: Is There a Pile-up in the Kepler CBPs?
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.08868

Validation and Initial Characterization of the Long Period Planet Kepler-1654 b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.08945

Valuing life detection missions [This paper isn’t specifically interstellar in
focus, but covers points that also apply to interstellar exploration] https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09006

Forming Different Planetary Architectures . I . Formation Efficiency of Hot Jupites from High-eccentricity Mechanisms
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09126

Observable signatures of wind–driven chemistry with a fully consistent three dimensional radiative hydrodynamics model of HD 209458b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09222

Outgassing on stagnant-lid super-Earths
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09264

Chemistry of a newly detected circumbinary disk in Ophiuchus
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09286

Detailed chemical compositions of the wide binary HD 80606/80607: revised stellar properties and constraints on planet formation
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09306

The Detectability of Earth’s Biosignatures Across Time
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09367

Area Coverage of Expanding E.T. Signals in the Galaxy: SETI and Drake’s N
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09399

Implications of the interstellar object 1I/’Oumuamua for planetary dynamics and planetesimal formation
https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.09599

Empirical Tidal Dissipation in Exoplanet Hosts From Tidal Spin-Up
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.05269

February 26, 2018 updates

Detection of a Millimeter Flare From Proxima Centauri
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.08257

Direct Multipixel Imaging and Spectroscopy of an Exoplanet with a Solar Gravity Lens Mission
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.08421

Chaotic Excitation and Tidal Damping in the GJ 876 System
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.08385

Eyes on K2-3: A system of three likely sub-Neptunes characterized with HARPS-N and HARPS
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.08320

Dimensionality and integrals of motion of the Trappist-1 planetary system
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.08300

Signature of Planetary Mergers on Stellar Spins
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.08260

February 21, 2018 updates

Vive la radiorésistance!: converging research in radiobiology and biogerontology to enhance human radioresistance for deep space exploration and colonization
https://phys.org/news/2018-02-team-publishes-roadmap-radioresistance-space.html
https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.24461

Jupiter Analogues Orbit Stars with an Average Metallicity Close to that of the Sun
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.06794

exocartographer: A Bayesian Framework for Mapping Exoplanets in Reflected Light
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.06805

The Habitable Zone of Kepler-16: Impact of Binarity and Climate Models
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.06856

The Habitability of our Evolving Galaxy
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.07036

The extremely truncated circumstellar disc of V410 X-ray 1: a precursor to TRAPPIST-1?
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.07120

UKIRT-2017-BLG-001Lb: A giant planet detected through the dust
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.06795