Month: April 2024

April 16, 2024 updates

The importance of continents, oceans and plate tectonics for the evolution of complex life: implications for finding extraterrestrial civilizations https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-024-54700-x Magnetic origin of the discrepancy between stellar limb-darkening models and…

April 15, 2024 Updates

Towards the Human Colonization of Other Worlds https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/towards-human-colonization-other-worlds-fernando-a-g-alcoforado/ Meeting the Alien — An Introduction to Exosociology https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-658-41317-0 Observation uncertainty effects on the precision of interior planetary parameters https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article/doi/10.1093/mnras/stae993/7645096?searchresult=1 The EBLM…

April 12, 2024 updates

Defining the minimum physical requirements for life in space https://people.seas.harvard.edu/~rwordsworth/papers/wordsworth2024defining_preprint.pdf A Novel Abiotic Pathway for Phosphine Synthesis over Acidic Dust in Venus’ Atmosphere https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2023.0046 Transit Spectroscopy of K2-33b with Subaru/IRD:…

April 11, 2024 updates

Evolution of Earth’s oxygenation and temperature depends on surface carbonate accumulation https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-024-01429-x Teegarden’s Star revisited – A nearby planetary system with at least three planets https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2024/04/aa48033-23/aa48033-23.html Hot Jupiter Diversity and…

April 10, 2024 updates

Speaking Beyond Earth: Perspectives on Messaging Across Deep Space and Cosmic Time https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/speaking-beyond-earth/ Inferring Intrinsic Stellar EUV and Lyman-Alpha Fluxes and Their Effects on Exoplanet Atmospheres https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11214-024-01064-3 Crustal carbonate build-up…

April 09, 2024 updates

Revisiting the warm sub-Saturn TOI-1710b – The impact of stellar activity on the mass measurement https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2024/04/aa48131-23/aa48131-23.html The Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1538-3873/ad2f4f…

April 08, 2024 Updates

Four-of-a-kind? Comprehensive atmospheric characterisation of the HR 8799 planets with VLTI/GRAVITY https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.03776 Habitability constraints by nutrient availability in atmospheres of rocky exoplanets https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.04029 Constraining stellar tidal quality factors from planet-induced…

April 05, 2024 updates

Analyzing warp drive spacetimes with Warp Factory https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6382/ad2e42 LHS 475 b: A Potential Venus Analog Orbiting a Nearby M Dwarf https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ad1b58 The Solar Neighborhood LI: A Variability Survey of Nearby…

April 04, 2024 updates

Probably Not Aliens — Seismic Data Analysis from the 2014 ‘Interstellar Meteor’ https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2024/pdf/2595.pdf Thermal tides in neutrally stratified atmospheres: Revisiting the Earth’s Precambrian rotational equilibrium https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2024/04/aa48625-23/aa48625-23.html Trapped Water on Silicates…

April 03, 2024 updates

Different Scenarios for the Origin and the Subsequent Succession of a Hypothetical Microbial Community in the Cloud Layer of Venus https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2022.0117 ARES – VI. Viability of one-dimensional retrieval models for…

April 02, 2024 updates

This super-Earth is the first planet confirmed to have a permanent dark side https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-00414-z ARES – Viability of one-dimensional retrieval models for transmission spectroscopy characterization of exo-atmospheres in the era…

April 1, 2024 Updates

Cooperative Evolutionary Pressure and Diminishing Returns Might Explain the Fermi Paradox: On What Super-AIs Are Like https://osf.io/preprints/osf/bq438 Preliminary analysis of in-orbit operation accidents for an ultra-small Lithium-cooled space reactor power…