Month: January 2020

January 30, 2020 updates

Cheops opens its eye to the sky https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Cheops/Cheops_opens_its_eye_to_the_sky KIDSpec: An MKID-Based Medium-Resolution, Integral Field Spectrograph https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10909-020-02347-z Starshade formation flying I: optical sensing https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.10575 Detection of the phase curve and occultation…

January 29, 2020 updates

GAO warns of more JWST delays https://spacenews.com/gao-warns-of-more-jwst-delays/ NASA’s Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe Mission Enters Design Phase https://www.swri.org/press-release/imap-codice-solar-wind-particle-acceleration Does artificial intelligence dream of non-terrestrial techno-signatures? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S009457651931392X Red Dots: A temperate…

January 28, 2020 updates

Quantifying the Bayesian Evidence for a Planet in Radial Velocity Data https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ab5190 The Gemini Planet Imager Exoplanet Survey: Dynamical Mass of the Exoplanet β Pictoris b from Combined Direct Imaging…

January 27, 2020 updates

Asteroseismic Characterization of Exoplanet-host stars in preparation for NASA’s TESS and ESA’s PLATO space missions https://hdl.handle.net/10216/125557 How Earth Climate Models Help Scientists Picture Life on Unimaginable Worlds https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/how-earth-climate-models-help-scientists-picture-life-on-unimaginable-worlds Astrophysics of…

January 24, 2020 updates

Collisional formation of massive exomoons of super-terrestrial exoplanets https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/staa211/5715471 On the Habitable Lifetime of Terrestrial Worlds with High Radionuclide Abundances https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ab68e5 A multiplicity study of transiting exoplanet host stars. I.…

January 23, 2020 updates

Mass determinations of the three mini-Neptunes transiting TOI-125 https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/staa197/5714765 Eating Planets for Lunch and Dinner: Signatures of Planet Consumption by Evolving Stars https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ab5b00

January 22, 2020 updates

Spacecraft Guidance Sensing at Relativistic Velocities https://www.intechopen.com/books/advances-in-spacecraft-attitude-control/spacecraft-guidance-sensing-at-relativistic-velocities On the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/american-journal-of-international-law/article/on-the-search-for-extraterrestrial-intelligence-seti/F6EB673C1E3F670D1DE68588824636B1 The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx) Mission Concept Study Final Report https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.06683 Hot Exoplanet Atmospheres Resolved…

January 17, 2020 updates

Aspects of Pulsar Navigation for Deep Space Mission Applications https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40295-019-00209-9 Regime-switching model detection map for direct exoplanet detection in ADI sequences https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2020/01/aa36421-19/aa36421-19.html Expected performances of the Characterising Exoplanet Satellite (CHEOPS)…

January 16, 2020 updates

Controversy over giant telescope roils astronomy conference in Hawaii https://www.space.com/thirty-meter-telescope-controversy-roils-astronomy-conference.html A low-mass planet candidate orbiting Proxima Centauri at a distance of 1.5 AU https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/3/eaax7467 Tidal disruption of planetary bodies by…

January 15, 2020 updates

Fundamental limits from chaos on instability time predictions in compact planetary systems https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.04606 Global Chemistry and Thermal Structure Models for the Hot Jupiter WASP-43b and Predictions for JWST https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.04759 Water…

January 14, 2020 updates

In-Space Manufacturing: The Gateway to the High Frontier and an Enabling Technology for Human Space Exploration https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20200000035.pdf Natural intelligence and anthropic reasoning https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.01109 Understanding the atmospheric properties and chemical composition…

January 10, 2020 updates

Extremophilic models for astrobiology: haloarchaeal survival strategies and pigments for remote sensing https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00792-019-01126-3 Detecting Interstellar Objects Through Stellar Occultations https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.02681 Kepler-1661 b: A Neptune-sized Kepler Transiting Circumbinary Planet around a…

January 9, 2020 updates

A new tool for ‘weighing’ unseen planets https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/a-new-tool-for-weighing-unseen-planets NEID Exoplanet Instrument Sees First Light https://www.nationalastro.org/news/neid-exoplanet-instrument-sees-first-light/ Goldilocks Stars Are Best Places to Look for Life https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2020/news-2020-06 Concept Design of Occulter Using…

January 8, 2020 updates

On the Maximization of the Science Output of Space Missions https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11214-019-0628-4 Sensitive probing of exoplanetary oxygen via mid-infrared collisional absorption https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-019-0977-7 Discovery of TESS Mission’s First Circumbinary Planet https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2020/01/07/discovery-of-tess-missions-first-circumbinary-planet/ Atmospheric…

January 7, 2020 Updates

The First Habitable Zone Earth-sized Planet from TESS. I: Validation of the TOI-700 System https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.00952 The First Habitable Zone Earth-Sized Planet From TESS II: Spitzer Confirms TOI-700 d https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.00954 The…

January 6, 2020 updates

Demonstration of Deployment Accuracy of the Starshade Inner Disk Subsystem https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2020-1670 Thin-Ply Thermoplastic Composites for Foldable Structures https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2020-0206 Stowage and Recovery of Thin-ply Composite Deployable Structures https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2020-0205 Detecting and Characterizing…

January 3, 2020 updates

MuSCAT2 multicolour validation of TESS candidates: an ultra-short-period substellar object around an M dwarf https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2020/01/aa35958-19/aa35958-19.html A robust, template-free approach to precise radial velocity extraction https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stz3599/5695753 High-resolution Spectra and Biosignatures of…

January 2, 2020 updates

Evolution of the Global Carbon Cycle and Climate Regulation on Earth https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018GB006061 Current Population Statistics Do Not Favor Photoevaporation over Core-Powered Mass Loss as the Dominant Cause of the Exoplanet…

January 1, 2020 Updates

Optical Transmission Spectra of Hot-Jupiters: Effects of Scattering https://arxiv.org/abs/1912.12495 MCMCI: a code to fully characterize an exoplanetary system https://arxiv.org/abs/1912.12632 Is Interstellar Object 2I/Borisov a Stardust Comet? Predictions for the Post…