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.

 

October 12, 2018 updates

A New Planet in the Kepler-159 System From Transit Timing Variations
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/sty2738/5124396

A Framework for Planet Detection with Faint Light-curve Echoes
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aadc5e

Methane in Analogs of Young Directly Imaged Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.04684

Confirmation of the radial velocity super-Earth K2-18c with HARPS and CARMENES
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.04731

From rock to life. A mass balance analysis of oxidative biological weathering and biosignatures formation
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.05128

Climates of Warm Earth-like Planets II: Rotational ‘Goldilocks’ Zones for Fractional Habitability and Silicate Weathering
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.05139

Early evolution of purple retinal pigments on Earth and implications for exoplanet biosignatures
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.05150

October 11, 2018 updates

Nanophotonic Heterostructures for Efficient Propulsion and Radiative Cooling of Relativistic Light Sails
https://authors.library.caltech.edu/88412/1/acs.nanolett.8b02035.pdf

Supporting Information for “Nanophotonic Heterostructures for Efficient Propulsion and Radiative Cooling of Relativistic Light Sails”
https://authors.library.caltech.edu/88412/3/nl8b02035_si_001.pdf

Enhanced constraints on the interior composition and structure of terrestrial exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.04615

How to Characterize the Atmosphere of a Transiting Exoplanet
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.04175

Measuring the D/H Ratios of Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.04241

The construction of averaged planetary motion theory by means of computer algebra system Piranha
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.04270

Galactic Panspermia
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.04307

Reply to Comment on “Gravitational Waves From Ultra- Short Period Exoplanets”
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.04319

How do disks and planetary systems in high-mass open clusters differ from those around field stars?
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.04453

Capturing the oxidation of silicon carbide in rocky exoplanetary interiors
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.04544

K2-140b and K2-180b – Characterization of a hot Jupiter and a mini-Neptune from the K2 mission
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.04601

October 9, 2018 updates

Networking in Interstellar Dimensions: Communicating with TRAPPIST-1
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8481450

Negative energy states and interstellar travel
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328006467_Negative-energy-states-and-interstellar-travel

New transiting hot Jupiters discovered by WASP-South, Euler/CORALIE and TRAPPIST-South
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/sty2741/5124398

Origin of Earth’s Water: Chondritic Inheritance Plus Nebular Ingassing and Storage of Hydrogen in the Core
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018JE005698

Prospects for Refining Kepler TTV Masses using TESS Observations
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.02852

Correcting HIRES radial velocities for small systematic errors
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.02986

Can Moons Have Moons?
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.03304

Mass, energy, and momentum capture from stellar winds by magnetized and unmagnetized planets: implications for atmospheric erosion and habitability
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.00895

Observations of the Kepler Field with TESS: Predictions for Planet Yield and Observable Features
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.02826

October 8, 2018 updates

Stellar imaging coronagraph and exoplanet coronal spectrometer: two additional instruments for exoplanet exploration onboard the WSO-UV 1.7-m orbital telescope
https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JATIS.4.4.044001

Biosignatures for Astrobiology
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-96175-0

Mach Effect Gravity Assist Drive-New Results
https://physics.fullerton.edu/~heidi/abstracts.pdf

The Exo-Life Finder (ELF) telescope: New strategies for direct detection of exoplanet biosignatures and technosignatures
https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313781

An alternative stable solution for the Kepler-419 system, obtained with the use of a genetic algorithm
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/pdf/forth/aa31997-17.pdf

A 2 R ⊕ Planet Orbiting the Bright Nearby K Dwarf Wolf 503
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaddfe

Microlensing Searches for Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.02691

The habitable zone for Earthlike exomoons orbiting Kepler-1625b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.02712