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 13, 2018 updates

Interstellar communication. II. Application to the solar gravitational lens
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576517311712

The optimisation of low-acceleration interstellar relativistic rocket trajectories using genetic algorithms (not new, but interesting)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576516308827

Limits and signatures of relativistic spaceflight
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576517305143

Are We the First: Was There Life Before Our Solar System?
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128119402000149

Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aman.12984/full

It’s a great big universe: Astrobiology and future trends for an astrotheology
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dial.12370/full

Statistical Challenges in Exoplanet Detection
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118445112.stat07939/abstract

A White Paper Submitted to The National Academy of Science’s Committee on Exoplanet Science Strategy: Observing Exoplanets with the James Webb Space Telescope
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.03730

Inner Super-Earths, Outer Gas Giants: How Pebble Isolation and Migration Feedback Keep Jupiters Cold
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.03648

Precision Space Astrometry as a Tool to Find Earth-like Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.03732

Exploring Extreme Space Weather Factors of Exoplanetary Habitability
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.03751

Exoplanet Diversity in the Era of Space-based Direct Imaging Missions
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.03812

Vortex coronagraphs for the Habitable Exoplanet Imaging Mission (HabEx) concept: theoretical performance and telescope requirements
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.03909

EarthFinder: A Precise Radial Velocity Probe Mission Concept For the Detection of Earth-Mass Planets Orbiting Sun-like Stars
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.03960

Planetary Candidates from K2 Campaign 16
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.04091

Towards completing Planetary Systems: The role of minor bodies on life growth and survival
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.04010

Survival of a planet in short-period Neptunian desert under effect of photo-evaporation
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.04278

Recognizing the Value of the Solar Gravitational Lens for Direct Multipixel Imaging and Spectroscopy of an Exoplanet
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.04319

March 12, 2018 updates

How to Build a Starship
https://medium.com/@jnnielsen/how-to-build-a-starship-87aecfa22828

Exoplanets around Low-mass Stars Unveiled by K2
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa9c1/meta

Shallow Transits—Deep Learning. I. Feasibility Study of Deep Learning to Detect Periodic Transits of Exoplanets
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaae05

Kepler-78 and the Ultra-Short-Period Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.03303

Merging the Astrophysics and Planetary Science Information Systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.03598

March 9, 2018 updates

Energy of Extra-Terrestrial Civilizations according to Evo-SETI Theory
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576517314200

Exoplanet’s Figure and Its Interior
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0275106218300080

Atmospheric dynamics and habitability range in Earth-like aquaplanets obliquity simulations
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103517305407

Vacancies in MgO at ultrahigh pressure: About mantle rheology of super-Earths
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103517304724

Synthetic torpor: A method for safely and practically transporting experimental animals aboard spaceflight missions to deep space
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221455241730130X

If technological intelligent extraterrestrials exist, what biological traits are de rigueur
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214552417301128

Which colors would extraterrestrial civilizations use to transmit signals?: The “magic wavelengths” for optical SETI
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1384107616301993

A pilot investigation to constrain the presence of ring systems around transiting exoplanets
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1384107617303500

Magnetic properties of Proxima Centauri b analogues
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032063317303380

Kuiper Belt Analogues in Nearby M-type Planet-host Systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.02832

Interstellar object ‘Oumuamua as an extinct fragment of an ejected cometary planetesimal
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.02840

Two warm, low-density sub-Jovian planets orbiting bright stars in K2 campaigns 13 and 14
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.02858

The Importance of Multiple Observation Methods to Characterize Potentially Habitable Exoplanets: Ground- and Space-Based Synergies
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.02926

Ages for exoplanet host stars
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.03125

March 7, 2018 updates

Atmospheric reconnaissance of the habitable-zone Earth-sized planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-017-0374-z

The First Planetary Microlensing Event with Two Microlensed Source Stars
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaadfa

Deep and wide gaps by super Earths in low-viscosity discs
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.01868

The KELT Follow-Up Network and Transit False Positive Catalog: Pre-vetted False Positives for TESS
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.01869

Exoplanets Torqued by the Combined Tides of a Moon and Parent Star
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.01971

Planetary Spectrum Generator: an accurate online radiative transfer suite for atmospheres, comets, small bodies and exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.02008

Precision Light Curves from TESS Full-Frame Images: A Difference Imaging Approach
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.02316

The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs: Radial-velocity variations of active stars in visual-channel spectra
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.02338

The Habitability of Proxima Centauri b I: Evolutionary Scenarios
https://arxiv.org/abs/1608.06919

Core-powered mass loss and the radius distribution of small exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.01621