Month: January 2021

January 29, 2021 updates

Classification of orbits in three-dimensional exoplanetary systems https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2021/01/aa39690-20/aa39690-20.html Modelling the imposed magnetospheres of Mars-like exoplanets: Star-planet interactions and atmospheric losses https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stab225/6122573 A Heavy Molecular Weight Atmosphere for the Super-Earth π…

January 27, 2021 updates

The Extended Habitable Epoch of the Universe for Liquids Other than Water https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.10341 Bioverse: a simulation framework to assess the statistical power of future biosignature surveys https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.10393 Tracking Advanced Planetary…

January 26, 2021 updates

Was the Wow! Signal Due to Power Beaming Leakage? https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2021/01/22/was-the-wow-signal-due-to-power-beaming-leakage/ Analytic Estimates of the Achievable Precision on the Physical Properties of Transiting Planets Using Purely Empirical Measurements https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.09289 The TESS-Keck…

January 25, 2021 updates

Keeping the Dream Alive: Is Propellant-less Propulsion Possible? https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/keeping-the-dream-alive-is-propellant-less-propulsion-possible Detectability of Rocky-Vapour atmospheres on super-Earths with Ariel https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10686-020-09693-6 TOI-954 b and K2-329 b: Short-period Saturn-mass Planets that Test whether Irradiation…

January 22, 2021 updates

Autonomous Navigation of Relativistic Spacecraft in Interstellar Space https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/1.G005340 Tidal Dissipation in Dual-body, Highly Eccentric, and Nonsynchronously Rotating Systems: Applications to Pluto–Charon and the Exoplanet TRAPPIST-1e https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/PSJ/abc0f3 H2SO4 and Organosulfur…

January 21, 2021 updates

Habitability: a process versus a state variable framework with observational tests and theoretical implications https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/abs/habitability-a-process-versus-a-state-variable-framework-with-observational-tests-and-theoretical-implications/25D9570A562B5AA20D54E6DD7524796E Around which stars can TESS detect Earth-like planets? The Revised TESS Habitable Zone Catalog https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.07898…

January 20, 2021 updates

Terraforming the dwarf planet: Interconnected and growable Ceres megasatellite world https://arxiv.org/abs/2011.07487 Introduction to the Interstellar Medium https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/introduction-to-the-interstellar-medium/9811D1292C8FDC4E2D9C6F5ADE2FA306 Probing the capability of future direct imaging missions to spectrally constrain the frequency…

January 18, 2021 updates

Feasibility assessment of deceleration technologies for interstellar probes https://www.researchgate.net/project/Feasibility-assessment-of-deceleration-technologies-for-interstellar-probes The curse of clouds https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/article-abstract/62/1/1.36/6102751 Enhanced ion acceleration in the relativistic transparent regime due to the laser rising edge https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6587/abd4c2 Vertically…

January 14, 2021 updates

Search for wormhole candidates in active galactic nuclei: radiation from colliding accreting flows https://arxiv.org/abs/2008.09411 Retraction Notice: Revised instellation patterns for close-in exoplanets https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/501/3/3846/6096437 A Search for Technosignatures around 31 Sun-like…

January 13, 2021 updates

Auto-correlation functions of astrophysical processes, and their relation to Gaussian processes – Application to radial velocities of different starspot configurations https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2021/01/aa39594-20/aa39594-20.html Atmospheric circulation of brown dwarfs and directly imaged exoplanets…

January 12, 2021 updates

Heterogeneous Physical Chemistry in the Atmospheres of Earth, Mars, and Venus: Perspectives for Rocky Exoplanets https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00126 The Future Fusion of Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Big Histories https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14746700.2020.1869674 A Tale of Planetary…

January 11, 2021 updates

Intelligent messages in bacterial DNA – a sequel to SETI? http://physics.ruh.ac.lk/ab/pub/446.pdf Global Optimization Based Reference Star Differential Imaging for High-contrast Exoplanet Imaging Survey https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stab022/6070633 TOI-1259Ab — a gas giant planet…

January 7, 2021 updates

TESS Delivers Five New Hot Giant Planets Orbiting Bright Stars from the Full Frame Images https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.01726 HELIOS-K 2.0 Opacity Calculator and Open-source Opacity Database for Exoplanetary Atmospheres https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.02005 Pollux: A…

January 6, 2021 updates

Following up the Kepler field: Masses of Targets for transit timing and atmospheric characterization https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.01202 Starshade Rendezvous: Exoplanet Sensitivity and Observing Strategy https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.01272 Starshade Rendezvous: Exoplanet Orbit Constraints from Multi-Epoch…

January 5, 2021 updates

The Biological Study of Lifeless Worlds and Environments https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2020.2337 Challenges & Strategies for Supporting a Very Long Duration Mission https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2021-0483 Interstellar Probe – Goals and Challenges https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2021-0485 Needed Evolution in…

January 1, 2021 updates

A Titan mission using the Direct Fusion Drive https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576520307475 Climate Diversity in the Solar-Like Habitable Zone due to Varying Background Gas Pressure https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.02355