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.

 

June 14, 2018 updates

Computer Simulations of Space Societies
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-90560-0

Space colonization and suffering risks: Reassessing the “maxipok rule”
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016328717304056

Simultaneous characterization of the atmospheres, surfaces, and exomoons of nearby rocky exoplanets
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.26464/epp2018024

Exoplanet Atmosphere Measurements from Transmission Spectroscopy and other Planet-Star Combined Light Observations
https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.05941

Revisiting the exomoon candidate signal around Kepler-1625b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.04672

Quantifying the Evidence for a Planet in Radial Velocity Data
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.04683

Mass and Mass Scalings of Super-Earths
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.04693

Circumbinary discs: Numerical and physical behaviour
https://arxiv.org/abs/1704.08130

June 13, 2018 updates

Senate bill restores funding for NASA science and technology demonstration missions
http://spacenews.com/senate-bill-restores-funding-for-nasa-science-and-technology-demonstration-missions/

Computational models show that planets can easily exist in triple star systems
2018/2018-06/computational-models-show-that-planets-can-easily-exist-in-triple-star-systems.html” target=_blank>https://www.wits.ac.za/news/latest-news/research-news/2018/2018-06/computational-models-show-that-planets-can-easily-exist-in-triple-star-systems.html

Baseline Requirements For Detecting Biosignatures with the HabEx and LUVOIR Mission Concepts
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.04324

Atmospheric Seasonality as an Exoplanet Biosignature
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.04592

Exoplanet Atmospheres at High Spectral Resolution
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.04617

June 12, 2018 updates

Can Machines Design? An Artificial General Intelligence Approach
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.02091

A 2 Earth Radius Planet Orbiting the Bright Nearby K-Dwarf Wolf 503
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.03494

Transit timing analysis of the exoplanet TrES-5 b. Possible existence of the exoplanet TrES-5 c
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.03503

Computing the minimal crew for a multi-generational space travel towards Proxima Centauri b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.03856

Supervised Machine Learning for Analysing Spectra of Exoplanetary Atmospheres
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.03944

EPIC 201498078b: A low density Super Neptune on an eccentric orbit
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.04073

Kepler-503b: An Object at the Hydrogen Burning Mass Limit Orbiting a Subgiant Star
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.08820

June 11, 2018 updates

Spacecraft landing and site-to-site transpsort for a planet, moon or other space body
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20180134417A1/en

ExoGAN: Retrieving Exoplanetary Atmospheres Using Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.02906

A TESS Dress Rehearsal: Planetary Candidates and Variables from K2 Campaign 17
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.03127

The First Naked-Eye Superflare Detected from Proxima Centauri
https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.02001

June 8, 2018 updates

OHB System to sign PLATO construction contract in June
http://spacenews.com/ohb-system-to-sign-plato-construction-contract-in-june/

Relativistic solar sails
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6404/aaa341

A High-performance Atmospheric Radiation Package: with applications to the radiative energy budgets of giant planets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.02573

Modeling Indications of Technology in Planetary Transit Light Curves — Dark-side illumination
https://arxiv.org/abs/1505.07399

Similarity indexing of exoplanets in search for potential habitability: application to Mars-like worlds
https://arxiv.org/abs/1608.06702

Internal Structure of Giant and Icy Planets: Importance of Heavy Elements and Mixing
https://arxiv.org/abs/1705.09320

Earth Similarity Index and Habitability Studies of Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.07101