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 31, 2018 updates

Planet-driven Spiral Arms in Protoplanetary Disks. I. Formation Mechanism
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aabf8c

Planet-driven Spiral Arms in Protoplanetary Disks. II. Implications
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aabf93

Do close-in giant planets orbiting evolved stars prefer eccentric orbits?
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.11620

Stellar and Planetary Characterization of the Ross 128 Exoplanetary System from APOGEE Spectra
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.11633

20 years of photometric microlensing events predicted by Gaia DR2: Potential planet-hosting lenses within 100 pc
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.11638

The GTC exoplanet transit spectroscopy survey IX. Detection of Haze, Na, K, and Li in the super-Neptune WASP-127b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.11744

CUBESPEC: Low-cost space-based astronomical spectroscopy
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.11848

High Resolution Spectroscopy using Fabry Perot Intereferometer Arrays: An Application to Searches for O2 in Exoplanetary Atmospheres
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.12011

A Kinematical Detection of Two Embedded Jupiter Mass Planets in HD 163296
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10290

May 30, 2018 updates

Radial migration of gap-opening planets in protoplanetary disks. I. The case of a single planet
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.11101

Zodiacal Exoplanets in Time (ZEIT) VII: A Temperate Candidate Super-Earth in the Hyades Cluster
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.11117

Towards Consistent Modeling of Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics in Exoplanets: Validation and Generalization of Chemical Relaxation Method
https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.08492

Extremophile life-form survey on rocky exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.06341

May 29, 2018 updates

The Anthropocene Generalized: Evolution of Exo-Civilizations and Their Planetary Feedback
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/ast.2017.1671

First light for SPIRou, exoplanet hunter
http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/3123.htm

Imagining Outer Space: European Astroculture in the Twentieth Century
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057%2F978-1-349-95339-4

Measuring Eta_Earth: Characterization of Terrestrial Planetary Systems with Kepler, HARPS-N, and Gaia
https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/106562_en.html

A Kinematical Detection of Two Jupiter Mass Planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10290

Buildup of Abiotic Oxygen and Ozone in Moist Atmospheres of Temperate Terrestrial Exoplanets and its Impact on the Spectral Fingerprint in Transit Observations
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10332

Migration-driven diversity of super-Earth compositions
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10345

NGTS-2b: An inflated hot-Jupiter transiting a bright F-dwarf
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10449

Photochemical Haze Formation in the Atmospheres of super-Earths and mini-Neptunes
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10488

Non-Detection of a Helium Exosphere for the Hot Jupiter WASP-12b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10671

Planet Formation in Highly Inclined Binary Systems. II. Orbital Alignment or Anti-alignment and Planet Growth Boost in Intermediate Separation Binaries
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10993

May 28, 2018 updates

Dipole Drive for Space Propulsion
http://jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2017.70.442

Beam-Driven Sails and Divergence of Neutral Particle Beams
http://jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2017.70.449

Star Lifting: An Application for Alien Megastructures
http://jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2017.70.458

KMT-2016-BLG-1820 and KMT-2016-BLG-2142: Two Microlensing Binaries Composed of Planetary-mass Companions and Very-Low-Mass Primaries
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.09983

The science case for POLLUX, a high-resolution UV spectropolarimeter onboard LUVOIR
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10021

Theory and simulation of spectral line broadening by exoplanetary atmospheric haze
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.10171