Month: January 2024

January 31, 2024 updates

An ESPRESSO view of the HD 189733 system – Broadband transmission spectrum, differential rotation, and system architecture https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2024/02/aa46366-23/aa46366-23.html Into the radius valley https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/article-abstract/65/1/1.14/7591662 Astrobiology: life detection and the abiotic baseline…

January 30, 2024 updates

Theoretical Possibility of Quantum Stabilization of Traversable Wormholes https://ipipublishing.org/index.php/ipil/article/view/47/35 Domains of life sciences in spacefaring: what, where, and how to get involved https://link.springer.com/article/10.1038/s41526-024-00354-y Magnetic Reconnection at Planetary Bodies and Astrospheres…

January 29, 2024 Updates

Heating of the Atmospheres of Short-orbit Exoplanets by Their Rapid Orbital Motion Through an Extreme Space Environment https://arxiv.org/abs/2401.14459 Hydrogenated atmospheres of lava planets: atmospheric structure and emission spectra https://arxiv.org/abs/2401.14744 TESS…

January 26, 2024 updates

Machine learning could help track down alien technology. Here’s how https://www.space.com/alien-megastructure-search-life-beyond-earth Optical constants of exoplanet haze analogs from 0.3 to 30 µm: Comparative sensitivity between spectrophotometry and ellipsometry https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2024/02/aa46820-23/aa46820-23.html Emerging…

January 25, 2024 updates

Non-coplanar gravitational lenses and the “communication bridge” https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10509-024-04274-x Nightside clouds and disequilibrium chemistry on the hot Jupiter WASP-43b https://arxiv.org/abs/2401.13027 Gaussian Processes and Nested Sampling Applied to Kepler’s Small Long-period Exoplanet…

January 24, 2024 updates

Could a Kilonova Kill: A Threat Assessment https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ad12b7 The TRAPPIST Habitable Atmosphere Intercomparison (THAI) https://iopscience.iop.org/collections/2632-3338_focus_issue_THAI A Novel Eccentricity Parameterization for Transit-only Models https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1538-3873/ad1412 Characterization of K2-167 b and CALM, a…

January 23, 2024 updates

How to make a habitable planet https://www.pas.va/en/publications/acta/acta27pas/oberg.html Photon-Sail Trajectories Towards Exoplanet Proxima b https://research.tudelft.nl/en/publications/photon-sail-trajectories-towards-exoplanet-proxima-b Solution of Weyl–Lanczos relations for Morris–Thorne wormhole https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10714-023-03195-4 PLATO on the shoulders of TESS: Analyzing mono-transit…

January 22, 2024 Updates

Cardiovascular Challenges Beyond Earth: Investigating the Impact of Space Travel on Astronauts’ Cardiovascular Health https://journals.lww.com/cardiologyinreview/abstract/9900/cardiovascular_challenges_beyond_earth_.194.aspx Traversable wormholes in Finsler geometry under conformal motion https://arxiv.org/abs/2401.08498 Issues of Ownership and Tourism in…

January 19, 2024 updates

High-speed scientific spacecraft launches with commercial launch vehicles https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576524000304 Behind the Mask: can HARMONI@ELT detect biosignatures in the reflected light of Proxima b? https://arxiv.org/abs/2401.09589 A long-period transiting substellar companion in…

January 18, 2024 updates

Sulphur dioxide in the mid-infrared transmission spectrum of WASP-39b https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-024-07040-9 Retrievals Applied to a Decision Tree Framework Can Characterize Earthlike Exoplanet Analogs https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/PSJ/ad09b1 The weird and the wonderful in our…

January 17, 2024 updates

To Sample or Not to Sample: Retrieving Exoplanetary Spectra with Variational Inference and Normalizing Flows https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ad063f Alternative solvents for life: framework for evaluation, current status and future research https://arxiv.org/abs/2401.07296 Large…

January 16, 2024 updates

Atmospheric properties of AF Lep b with forward modeling https://arxiv.org/abs/2401.05491 Challenges and possibilities of silicon-based life: Exploring an alternative to carbon. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/377266623_Challenges_and_possibilities_of_silicon-based_life_Exploring_an_alternative_to_carbon A Posthuman Architectural Artificial Intelligence Speculum? Text and…

January 15, 2024 updates

Creation of closed ecological life support systems: results, critical problems and potentials https://uchimsya.com/a/siX13dYb Earths are not Super-Earths, Saturns are not Jupiters: Imprints of pressure-bump planet formation on planetary architectures https://arxiv.org/abs/2401.06217…

January 12, 2024 updates

A New 2D Energy Balance Model for Simulating the Climates of Rapidly and Slowly Rotating Terrestrial Planets https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/PSJ/ad0729 Evaporation of Close-in Sub-Neptunes by Cooling White Dwarfs https://arxiv.org/abs/2401.05540 Distinguishing oceans of…

January 11, 2024 updates

Earth isn’t the only planet with seasons, but they can look wildly different on other worlds https://theconversation.com/earth-isnt-the-only-planet-with-seasons-but-they-can-look-wildly-different-on-other-worlds-216874 TESS Hunt for Young and Maturing Exoplanets (THYME). XI. An Earth-sized Planet Orbiting…

January 10, 2024 updates

Interaction of the Exoplanet Hat–P–11b with Stellar Wind https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134/S1063772923110021 On the Possibility to Estimate the Orbital Eccentricity of a Binary System with an Exoplanet from a Transit Light Curve https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134/S106377292311001X…

January 09, 2024 updates

Laser-Sustained Plasma for Deep Space Propulsion: Initial LTP Thruster Results https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2024-2029 Enhancing Deep Space Communications: Protocol Innovations And Challenges Ahead https://redc.revistas-csic.com/index.php/Jorunal/article/view/151 Diamond precipitation dynamics from hydrocarbons at icy planet interior…

January 08, 2024 updates

Extraterrestrial Life in Space. Plasmas in the Thermosphere: UAP, Pre-Life, Fourth State of Matter https://www.researchgate.net/publication/377077692_Extraterrestrial_Life_in_Space_Plasmas_in_the_Thermosphere_UAP_Pre-Life_Fourth_State_of_Matter Stability of Hydrides in Sub-Neptune Exoplanets with Thick Hydrogen-Rich Atmospheres https://arxiv.org/abs/2401.02637 JWST/NIRCam Imaging of Young…

January 05, 2024 updates

CubeSat Terrariums to Evaluate Biological Systems in Deep Space https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2024-1552 Transformational Propulsion for Fast In-Space Transits https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2024-1808 Interstellar Radioisotope and Modular Architecture (IRMA) https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2024-1151 Weakened Magnetic Braking in the Exoplanet…

January 04, 2024 updates

Chaotic Dynamics in Planetary Systems https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-45816-3 A Laboratory Model for Iron Snow in Planetary Cores https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2023GL105697 Correcting Exoplanet Transmission Spectra for Stellar Activity with an Optimized Retrieval Framework https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ad0369 GJ…

January 01, 2024 updates

The First Steps of Life https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781394264155 Improving the visibility and citability of exoplanet research software https://arxiv.org/abs/2312.17297 Discovery of Small Ultra-short-period Planets Orbiting KG Dwarfs in Kepler Survey Using GPU Phase…