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 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

February 20, 2018 update

Kernel-nulling for a robust direct interferometric detection of extrasolar planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.06252

Discovery of a bright microlensing event with planetary features towards the Taurus region: a super Earth planet
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.06659

Thorough experimental testing of Multimode interference couplers and expected nulls thereof; for exoplanet detection
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.06727

Inside-Out Planet Formation. IV. Pebble Evolution and Planet Formation Timescales
https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.10130

Subsurface Exolife
https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.09908

February 19, 2018 update

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite arrives at Kennedy Space Center for launch
http://www.spacenewsfeed.com/index.php/news/796-nasa-s-transiting-exoplanet-survey-satellite-arrives-at-kennedy-space-center-for-launch

Atomic oxygen ions as ionospheric biomarkers on exoplanets
https://phys.org/news/2018-02-oxygen-ionosphere-biomarker-exoplanets.html
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-017-0375-y

Spectra of Earth-like Planets Through Geological Evolution Around FGKM Stars
https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.10027v1

Impact of Gas Giant Instabilities on Habitable Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.05736

Single Transits and Eclipses Observed by K2
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.05823

No Giant Planet Pileup Near 1 AU
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.06044

Interstellar Interlopers: Number Density and Origins of ‘Oumuamua-like Objects
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.02821