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 1, 2018 updates

Dependence of the Onset of the Runaway Greenhouse Effect on the Latitudinal Surface Water Distribution of Earth-Like Planets
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017JE005383/full

Occurrence Rates from Direct Imaging Surveys
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.10132

KELT: The Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope, a Survey for Exoplanets Transiting Bright, Hot Stars
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.10158

KMT-2016-BLG-0212: First KMTNet-Only Discovery of a Substellar Companion
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.10246

Changes in the metallicity of gas giant planets due to pebble accretion
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.10445

The nature of the giant exomoon candidate Kepler-1625 b-i
https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.06209

Exoplanet atmospheres with GIANO. I. Water in the transmission spectrum of HD 189733b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.09569

February 28, 2018 updates

Habitable Evaporated Cores and the Occurrence of Panspermia near the Galactic Center
https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.06692

About 30% of Sun-like Stars Have Kepler-like Planetary Systems: A Study of their Intrinsic Architecture
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09526

Identifying Young Kepler Planet Host Stars from Keck-HIRES Spectra of Lithium
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09529

Exoplanet Classification and Yield Estimates for Direct Imaging Missions
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09602

Mass determination of the 1:3:5 near-resonant planets transiting GJ 9827 (K2-135)
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09557

Medium-resolution integral-field spectroscopy for high-contrast exoplanet imaging: Molecule maps of the β Pictoris system with SINFONI
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09721

Aldebaran b’s temperate past uncovered in planet search data
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09812

The architecture and formation of the Kepler-30 planetary system
https://arxiv.org/abs/1707.04962

Water, Methane Depletion, and High-Altitude Condensates in the Atmosphere of the Warm Super-Neptune WASP-107b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.08635

H- Opacity and Water Dissociation in the Dayside Atmosphere of the Very Hot Gas Giant WASP-18 b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.02489

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

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