Month: August 2018

August 31, 2018 updates

Habitability of Exoplanet Waterworlds http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aad6e0 Ground- and Space-based Detection of the Thermal Emission Spectrum of the Transiting Hot Jupiter KELT-2Ab http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aad781 MOA-2015-BLG-337: A Planetary System with a Low-mass Brown Dwarf/Planetary…

August 30, 2018 updates

Influence of Stellar Metallicity on Occurrence Rates of Planets and Planetary Systems https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.09451 Constraining the Time Interval for the Origin of Life on Earth https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.09460 Diverse protoplanetary disk morphology produced…

August 29, 2018 updates

Big Data on Exoplanet Composition https://www.americanscientist.org/article/big-data-on-exoplanet-composition Precision Light Curves from TESS Full-frame Images: A Different Imaging Approach http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aad68e Mass-dependent Dynamics of Terrestrial Exoplanets Using ab initio Mineral Properties https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103517306516 Radio…

August 28, 2018 updates

Detectability of biosignatures in anoxic atmospheres with the James Webb Space Telescope: A TRAPPIST-1e case study https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.08377 Larger mutual inclinations for the shortest-period planets https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.08475 Planetary tidal interactions and the…

August 23, 2018 updates

Starspot Occultations in Infrared Transit Spectroscopy: The Case of WASP-52b http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aac6db Comment on “Gravitational waves from ultra-short period exoplanets” https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.07055 Aliasing in the Radial Velocities of YZ Ceti: An Ultra-Short…

August 22, 2018 updates

NASA’s Exoplanet Excursions VR Experience http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/vr Detectability of Biosignatures in Anoxic Atmospheres with the James Webb Space Telescope: A TRAPPIST-1e Case Study http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aad564 Multiple Disk Gaps and Rings Generated by…

August 21, 2018 updates

No Bootstrap Spaceships http://www.physics.princeton.edu/~mcdonald/examples/bootstrap.pdf The mass of the young planet Beta Pictoris b through the astrometric motion of its host star https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.06257 Billion-dollar telescopes could end up beyond the reach…

August 20, 2018 updates

Water-worlds are common: Exoplanets may contain vast amounts of water https://phys.org/news/2018-08-water-worlds-common-exoplanets-vast-amounts.html Warping a protoplanetary disc with a planet on an inclined orbit https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.05693 Panoramic optical and near-infrared SETI instrument: overall…

August 17, 2018 updates

Is Humanity About To Accidentally Declare Interstellar War On Alien Civilizations? https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2018/08/07/is-humanity-about-to-accidentally-declare-interstellar-war-on-alien-civilizations/#7cfdbdd026a9 Why Humanity Probably Won’t Accidentally Start An Interstellar War With An Alien Civilization https://www.forbes.com/sites/thelabbench/2018/08/16/why-humanity-probably-wont-accidentally-start-an-interstellar-war-with-an-alien-civilization/#47e0d1c3dfa7 Tiny ASTERIA satellite achieves…

August 16, 2018 updates

Atomic iron and titanium in the atmosphere of the exoplanet KELT-9b https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0401-y Atmospheric Retrieval of Exoplanets https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.04824 Detecting free-floating planets using water-depend colour terms in the next generation of infrared…

August 15, 2018 updates

Deep Space Commodities https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-90303-3 Astrobiology and Society in Europe Today https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-96265-8 Material Properties for the Interiors of Massive Giant Planets and Brown Dwarfs https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.04472 Searching for Biosignatures in Exoplanetary Impact…

August 14, 2018 updates

Characterization of Low Mass K2 Planet Hosts Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.03652 Formation of a planetary Laplace resonance through migration in an eccentric disk – The case of GJ876 https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.04223

August 3, 2018 updates

Searching for E.T.: A Universal Units Proposal http://jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2018.71.43 Computing the Minimal Crew for a multi-generational space journey towards Proxima b http://jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2018.71.45 Worldship Ethics: Obligations to the Crew http://jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2018.71.53 The Social…

August 10, 2018 updates

The California-Kepler Survey. VI: Kepler Multis and Singles Have Similar Planet and Stellar Properties Indicating a Common Origin https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.03010 Data processing on simulated data for SHARK-NIR https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.03121 OGLE-2014-BLG-1186: gravitational microlensing…

August 9, 2018 updates

Dynamics and Formation of the Near-resonant K2-24 System: Insights from Transit-timing Variations and Radial Velocities http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaceac Non-detection of Contamination by Stellar Activity in the Spitzer Transit Light Curves of TRAPPIST-1…

August 8, 2018 updates

Nanophotonic Heterostructures for Efficient Propulsionand Radiative Cooling of Relativistic Light Sails https://authors.library.caltech.edu/88412/1/acs.nanolett.8b02035.pdf Tardigrade Indexing approach on exoplanets https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214552418300415 Spacecraft With Interstellar Medium Momentum Exchange Reactions: The potential and limitations of…

August 7, 2018 updates

Exploring the realm of scaled solar system analogues with HARPS https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2018/07/aa32791-18/aa32791-18.html Interior characterization in multiplanetary systems: TRAPPIST-1 https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.01803 The Effect of Disequilibrium Carbon Chemistry on the Atmospheric Circulation and Phase…

August 6, 2018 updates

NASA Develops Technology Today to Enable Breakthrough Observations Tomorrow https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20180003964.pdf Equation of state of SiC at extreme conditions: new insight into the interior of carbon rich exoplanets https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018JE005582 A Search…

August 3, 2018 updates

VLA Detects Possible Extrasolar Planetary-Mass Magnetic Powerhouse https://public.nrao.edu/news/planetary-mass-powerhouse/ Modeling Repeated M Dwarf Flaring at an Earth-like Planet in the Habitable Zone: Atmospheric Effects for an Unmagnetized Planet https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1794 Disruption of…

August 2, 2018 updates

Penetrative Convection in Super‐Earth planets: Consequences of MgSiO3 post‐Perovskite Dissociation Transition and Implications for super‐Earth GJ 876 d https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018JE005633 Understanding WASP-12b https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.00052 Habitability in the Omega Centauri Cluster https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.00053 Radioactive…

August 1, 2018 updates

The origin of RNA precursors on exoplanets http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/8/eaar3302 The Search for Extra-Galactic Intelligence Signals Synchronized with Binary Neutron Star Mergers http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aad33d Using warm dust to constrain unseen planets https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.11536 The…