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 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

March 6, 2018 updates

JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE Integration and Test Challenges Have Delayed Launch and Threaten to Push Costs Over Cap
https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690413.pdf

New Constraints on Gliese 876—Exemplar of Mean-motion Resonance
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa894

Habitable Evaporated Cores and the Occurrence of Panspermia Near the Galactic Center
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aaab46

A New Window into Escaping Exoplanet Atmospheres: 10830 Å Line of Helium
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aaada9

Haze production rates in super-Earth and mini-Neptune atmosphere experiments
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-018-0397-0

Laboratory Simulations of Haze Formation in the Atmospheres of super-Earths and mini-Neptunes: Particle Color and Size Distribution
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.01706

The resilience of Kepler systems to stellar obliquity
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.01182

Dynamical analysis of the circumprimary planet in the eccentric binary system HD59686
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.01434

The when and where of water in the history of the universe
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.01452

Planetary Candidates Observed by Kepler. VIII. A Fully Automated Catalog With Measured Completeness and Reliability Based on Data Release 25
https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.06758

March 5, 2018 updates

Three Small Planets Transiting a Hyades Star
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa841

HATS-36b and 24 Other Transiting/Eclipsing Systems from the HATSouth-K2 Campaign 7 Program
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa8e6

K2-155: A Bright Metal-poor M Dwarf with Three Transiting Super-Earths
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaaa6e

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

Long-term Stability of Tightly Packed Multi-planet Systems in Prograde, Coplanar, Circumstellar Orbits within the α Centauri AB System
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa966

Precision Orbit of δ Delphini and Prospects for Astrometric Detection of Exoplanets
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aaac80

Analytical Models of Exoplanetary Atmospheres. V. Non-gray Thermal Structure with Coherent Scattering
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.00629

A Universal Break in the Planet-to-Star Mass-Ratio Function of Kepler MKG stars
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.00777

Radio Emission from the Exoplanetary System ε Eridani
https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.07012

Planet Occurrence: Doppler and Transit Surveys
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.08543

March 2, 2018 updates

The Complete Transmission Spectrum of WASP-39b with a Precise Water Constraint
http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hvi/uploads/science_paper/file_attachment/309/published_AJ_WASP_39b_paper.pdf

Continuous reorientation of synchronous terrestrial planets due to mantle convection
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0071-2

A System of Three Super Earths Transiting the Late K-Dwarf GJ 9827 at 30 pc
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa292/meta

Magellan/PFS Radial Velocities of GJ 9827, a late K dwarf at 30 pc with Three Transiting Super-Earths
https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.01359

The continued importance of habitability studies
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.00215

Habitable Snowballs: Generalizing the Habitable Zone
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.00511

Simulating the cloudy atmospheres of HD 209458 b and HD 189733 b with the 3D Met Office Unified Model
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.00226

Inferring Planetary Obliquity Using Rotational & Orbital Photometry
https://arxiv.org/abs/1511.05152

Cool DZ white dwarfs II: Compositions and evolution of old remnant planetary systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.07714