Interstellar Updates

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.

 

November 15, 2018 updates

A key piece in the exoplanet puzzle
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07328-7

A candidate super-Earth planet orbiting near the snow line of Barnard’s star
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.05955

Spitzer Observations of Interstellar Object 1I/’Oumuamua
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aae88f/meta

Diagrams and alien ways of thinking
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0039368118300281

Explicit relations and criteria for eclipses, transits and occultations
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.05484

HD2685 b: A Hot-Jupiter orbiting an early F-type star detected by TESS
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.05518

The TP3-WFS: a new guy in town
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.05607

WASP-190b: Tomographic discovery of a transiting hot Jupiter
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.05742

Prospects for detecting the astrometric signature of Barnard’s Star b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.05920

November 14, 2018 updates

Hubble pinpoints first exomoon discovery
https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/article-abstract/59/6/6.7/5180329

Data mining predicts stellar eclipse
https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/article-abstract/59/6/6.5/5180292

Treating Wavefront Measurement Error in Estimation of Non-Common Path Aberration for Direct Imaging of Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.05096

The Exchange of Mass and Angular Momentum in the Impact Event of Ice Giant Planets: Implications for the origin of Uranus
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.05234

WASP-166b: a bloated super-Neptune transiting a V = 9 star
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.05292

Laser Guide Star for Large Segmented-Aperture Space Telescopes, Part I: Implications for Terrestrial Exoplanet Detection and Observatory Stability
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.05309

XUV Radiation from A-stars: Implications for Ultra-hot Jupiters
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.05460

November 13, 2018 updates

Solar Sails: Traveling the Solar System (and Beyond!) with Sunlight
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20180006969.pdf

Brown dwarf companion with a period of 4.6 yr interacting with the hot Jupiter CoRoT-20 b
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2018/11/aa33180-18/aa33180-18.html

The Ring Structure in the MWC 480 Disk Revealed by ALMA
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.04074

The chemical composition of planet building blocks as predicted by stellar population synthesis
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.04096

Magnetic Fields on the Flare Star Trappist-1: Consequences for Radius Inflation and Planetary Habitability
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.04149

Integrating light-curve and atmospheric modelling of transiting exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.04686

Disentangling the planet from the star in late type M dwarfs: A case study of TRAPPIST-1g
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.04877

Discovery of a Transiting Adolescent Sub-Neptune Exoplanet with K2
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.07320

November 12, 2018 updates

Comets, Enceladus and panspermia
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10509-018-3465-0

NASA’s Astrobiology Program Evolving to Meet the Future
https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/news/nasas-astrobiology-program-evolving-to-meet-the-future/

NASA to shut down astrobiology virtual institute
https://spacenews.com/nasa-to-shut-down-astrobiology-virtual-institute/

Stability of planets in triple star systems
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2018/11/aa33097-18/aa33097-18.html

HD 189733 b: bow shock or no shock?
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2018/11/aa33567-18/aa33567-18.html

On the robustness of analysis techniques for molecular detections using high resolution exoplanet spectroscopy
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article/doi/10.1093/mnras/sty2994/5173097

Efficient Joint Sampling of Impact Parameters and Transit Depths in Transiting Exoplanet Light Curves
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/aaef38

Super-Earths in the TW Hya disc
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.03636

November 9, 2018 updates

Planetary tidal interactions and the rotational evolution of low-mass stars – The Pleiades’ anomaly
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2018/11/aa33576-18/aa33576-18.html

An automated search for transiting exocomets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.03102

Sculpting the Valley in the Radius Distribution of Small Exoplanets as a by-product of Planet Formation: The Core-Powered Mass-Loss Mechanism
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.03202

Bayesian Deep Learning for Exoplanet Atmospheric Retrieval
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.03390

Polarized scattered light from self-luminous exoplanets. Three-dimensional scattering radiative transfer with ARTES
https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.09427