Month: August 2019

August 30, 2019 updates

New wavelength calibration of the HARPS spectrograph https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2019/09/aa33272-18/aa33272-18.html On the Transit Probability of the Habitable-zone Exoplanet GJ 357d https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/ab3e10 SOAR TESS Survey. I: Sculpting of TESS planetary systems by stellar…

August 29, 2019 updates

1:1 orbital resonance of circumbinary planets https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.10395 Using Independent Component Analysis to detect exoplanet reflection spectrum from composite spectra of exoplanetary binary systems https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.10605 Exoplanet Atmosphere Forecast: Observers Should Expect…

August 28, 2019 updates

Radial Velocity Discovery of an Eccentric Jovian World Orbiting at 18 au https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.09925 Extremophilic models for astrobiology: haloarchaeal survival strategies and pigments for remote sensing https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00792-019-01126-3 Telescope for NASA’s WFIRST…

August 27, 2019 updates

The ExoTETHyS package: Tools for Exoplanetary Transits around Host Stars https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.09599 Vortex fiber nulling for exoplanet observations: conceptual design, theoretical performance, and initial scientific yield predictions https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.09780

August 26, 2019 updates

Uniformly hot nightside temperatures on short-period gas giants https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-019-0859-z Detecting Planets from Direct-imaging Observations Using Common Spatial Pattern Filtering https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ab3642 A Real-Time Search for Interstellar Impacts on the Moon https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.08543…

August 23, 2019 updates

Study shows some exoplanets may have greater variety of life than exists on Earth https://phys.org/news/2019-08-exoplanets-greater-variety-life-earth.html The multiplicity distribution of Kepler’s exoplanets https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stz2350/5553998 Lamarck and Panspermia – On the Efficient Spread…

August 22, 2019 updates

Three Nearby K-Giants with Planets: Accurate Determination of Basic Parameters, Including an Analysis of Metallicity Based on Fe I Lines https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10511-019-09586-3 Calculating risk and payoff in planetary exploration and life…

August 21, 2019 updates

Does the Evolution of Complex Life Depend on the Stellar Spectral Energy Distribution? https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2018.1946 Geoscience for Understanding Habitability in the Solar System and Beyond https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11214-019-0608-8 How Flow Isolation May Set…

August 20, 2019 updates

DMPP-2: The radial velocity discovery of a giant planet orbiting a bright pulsating star http://physics.open.ac.uk/~ajnorton/papers/DMPP2.pdf Planet formation and stability in polar circumbinary discs https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2019/08/aa33976-18/aa33976-18.html OGLE-2018-BLG-1011Lb,c: Microlensing Planetary System with Two…

August 19, 2019 updates

Absence of a thick atmosphere on the terrestrial exoplanet LHS 3844b https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1497-4 Evidence for an additional planet in the β Pictoris system https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-019-0857-1 Enabling a Near-Term Interstellar Probe with the…

August 16, 2019 updates

Conceptual design ready for PLATO telescope simulator https://www.sron.nl/news/5016-voorlopig-ontwerp-klaar-voor-simulator-plato-telescoop REBOUNDx: A Library for Adding Conservative and Dissipative Forces to Otherwise Symplectic N-body Integrations https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.05634

August 15, 2019 updates

Different Is More: The Value of Finding an Inhabited Planet That Is Far from Earth2.0 https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2018.1833 Assessing the Intrinsic Uncertainty and Structural Stability of Planetary Models: 1) Parameterized Thermal‐Tectonic History…

August 15, 2019 updates

Telescopes in Hawaii reopen after deal with protesters https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/08/telescopes-hawaii-reopen-after-deal-protesters Follow That Planet! How Astronomers Chase New Worlds in TESS Data https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/follow-that-planet-how-astronomers-chase-new-worlds-in-tess-data Kepler Object of Interest Network III. Kepler-82f: a new…

August 13, 2019 updates

Resonant Laplace-Lagrange theory for extrasolar systems in mean-motion resonance https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10569-019-9913-5 Biofluorescent Worlds I: Global Biological Fluorescence as a Biosignature https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.04089 Biofluorescent Worlds – II. Biological fluorescence induced by stellar UV…

August 12, 2019 updates

Maximizing specific energy by breeding deuterium https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.00834 A Long-Term Vision for Space-Based Interferometry https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20190028276.pdf Phobos LIFE (Living Interplanetary Flight Experiment) https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2018.1904 Hidden Concepts in the History and Philosophy of Origins-of-Life…

August 9, 2019 updates

Life May Be Common in the Milky Way, Thanks to Comet Swapping https://www.space.com/life-spread-around-galaxy-panspermia.html The Climates of Other Worlds: A Review of the Emerging Field of Exoplanet Climatology https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4365/ab2fe7 SiO2 –…

August 8, 2019 updates

Intrinsic Climate Cooling https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2018.1942 Search for gas from the disintegrating rocky exoplanet K2-22b https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2019/08/aa34433-18/aa34433-18.html Pileups and Migration Rates for Planets in Low Mass Disks https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.02326 The Mid-InfraRed Exo-planet CLimate Explorer…

August 6, 2019 updates

Parameterizing the Search Space of Starshade Fuel Costs for Optimal Observation Schedules https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/1.G003747 Space travel might fry your brain, causing permanent learning and memory problems https://phys.org/news/2019-08-space-brain-permanent-memory-problems.html New concerns for neurocognitive…

August 5, 2019 updates

E.T. Hunt Shouldn’t Be Limited to Earth-like Life, Scientists Say https://www.space.com/alien-life-hunt-not-limited-earth-like-life.html TESS Science Conference I https://tsc.mit.edu/ TESS Science Conference I Live http://web.mit.edu/webcast/tess/sum19/ Community Involvement in the WFIRST Exoplanet Microlensing Survey…

August 2, 2019 updates

Shining (Star)light on the Search for Life https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/shining-starlight-on-the-search-for-life The uncertainty of detecting planets https://phys.org/news/2019-08-uncertainty-planets.html Analytical Solution for the Three-Dimensional Motion of a Circumbinary Planet Around a Binary Star https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1384107619302003 An…

August 1, 2019 updates

Interstellar Probe: Highway to the stars https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EPSC-DPS2019/EPSC-DPS2019-1093-1.pdf A Conceptual Framework for Breakthrough Technologies https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/proceedings-of-the-international-conference-on-engineering-design/article/conceptual-framework-for-breakthrough-technologies/FAF1912C994C1ED73E834685BC94DFDC Preliminary Calculations of Particle Bombardment Physics due to Dust and Charged Particles in the Interstellar Medium…