Month: March 2018

March 30, 2018 updates

Computer-aided discovery of debris disk candidates: A case study using the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) catalog https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213133717300197 High-energy environment of super-Earth 55 Cnc e I: Far-UV chromospheric variability as…

March 29, 2018 updates

Worlds First Interstellar Summer School Announced https://i4is.org/worlds-first-summer-interstellar-summer-school-announced/ Breakthrough Discuss Conference 2018 http://breakthroughinitiatives.org/events/discuss MBR Space Settlement Challenge https://www.guaana.com/funding/grants/mbrchallenge/details First space mission dedicated to exoplanet atmospheres gets green light https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03445-5 Dynamical Analysis…

March 28, 2018 updates

WFIRST work continues despite budget and schedule uncertainty http://spacenews.com/wfirst-work-continues-despite-budget-and-schedule-uncertainty/ An Earth-sized exoplanet with a Mercury-like composition https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-018-0420-5 A Universal Break in the Planet-to-star Mass-ratio Function of Kepler MKG Stars http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aab6ac…

March 27, 2018 updates

Life in the Universe https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/59430 Geocentrism and the Astrobiological Context of the Human Condition http://geopolicraticus.tumblr.com/post/172303464882/geocentrism-and-the-astrobiological-context-of-the NASA reveals major delay for $8-billion Hubble successor https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03863-5 Decrease in Hysteresis of Planetary Climate…

March 26, 2018 updates

New Assumptions to Guide SETI Research https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20180001925.pdf The Relation Between Arrested Civilizations and Their Biospheres http://geopolicraticus.tumblr.com/post/172215561112/the-relation-between-arrested-civilizations-and OSIRIS-REx Encounters Earth: Signatures of a Habitable World https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2018/pdf/1240.pdf A comprehensive understanding of planet…

March 23, 2018 updates

Fingerprinting Non-Terran Biosignatures https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/ast.2017.1712 Organic Haze as a Biosignature in Anoxic Earth-like Atmospheres https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1666 The Effect of Varying Atmospheric Pressure upon Habitability and Biosignatures of Earth-like Planets https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2016.1632 The Habitability…

March 22, 2018 updates

A Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) toward the Galactic Anticenter with the Murchison Widefield Array http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aab363 KELT-22Ab: A Massive Hot Jupiter Transiting a Near Solar Twin https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07559 Optimal Target Stars…

March 21, 2018 updates

First space mission dedicated to exoplanet atmospheres gets green light https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03445-5 The Dinosaur in the Detail: High Order Harmonics in the Light Curves of Eccentric Planetary Systems https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07078 On the…

March 20, 2018 updates

Inward migration of the TRAPPIST-1 planets as inferred from their water-rich compositions https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-018-0411-6 Relativistic Spacecraft Propelled by Directed Energy http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaafd2 A Population Study of Gaseous Exoplanets https://arxiv.org/abs/1704.05413 Robo-AO Kepler Survey.…

March 19, 2018 updates

The Telltale Heartbeat: Detection and Characterization of Eccentric Orbiting Planets via Tides on their Host Star https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.05917 Earth: Atmospheric Evolution of a Habitable Planet https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.05967 Orbital migration and Resonance Offset…

March 16, 2018 updates

Using Ground-Based Telescopes to Mature Key Technologies and Advance Science for Future NASA Exoplanet Direct Imaging Missions https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.05453 Detection of Exoplanets Using the Transit Method https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.05565 The GAPS Programme with…

March 15, 2018 updates

The Transiting Exoplanet Community Early Release Science Program for JWST https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.04985 Stellar obliquities and magnetic activities of Planet-Hosting Stars and Eclipsing Binaries based on Transit Chord Correlation https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.05000 Three small…

March 14, 2018 updates

Possible Photometric Signatures of Moderately Advanced Civilizations: The Clarke Exobelt http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aaae66 Spitzer Opens New Path to Break Classic Degeneracy for Jupiter-Mass Microlensing Planet OGLE-2017-BLG-1140Lb https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.04437 Key Technology Challenges for the…

March 13, 2018 updates

Interstellar communication. II. Application to the solar gravitational lens https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576517311712 The optimisation of low-acceleration interstellar relativistic rocket trajectories using genetic algorithms (not new, but interesting) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576516308827 Limits and signatures of…

March 12, 2018 updates

How to Build a Starship https://medium.com/@jnnielsen/how-to-build-a-starship-87aecfa22828 Exoplanets around Low-mass Stars Unveiled by K2 http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa9c1/meta Shallow Transits—Deep Learning. I. Feasibility Study of Deep Learning to Detect Periodic Transits of Exoplanets http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaae05…

March 9, 2018 updates

Energy of Extra-Terrestrial Civilizations according to Evo-SETI Theory https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576517314200 Exoplanet’s Figure and Its Interior https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0275106218300080 Atmospheric dynamics and habitability range in Earth-like aquaplanets obliquity simulations https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103517305407 Vacancies in MgO at…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…