Author: Doug Loss

January 10, 2023 updates

Refined MagSail thrust model for preliminary mission design and trajectory optimization https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S127096382300010X The Abundance of Belatedly Habitable Planets and Ambiguities in Definitions of the Continuously Habitable Zone https://arxiv.org/abs/2301.02961 Optical Properties…

January 09, 2023 Updates

Affordances From Outer Space: Forms of Life, Material Engagement, and Meaning within Space Exploration and SETI https://psyarxiv.com/9frzj/ The Colorado Ultraviolet Transit Experiment (CUTE) Mission Overview https://arxiv.org/abs/2301.02250 A framework for the…

January 06, 2023 updates

Mean motion resonance capture in the context of type I migration https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2023/01/aa44460-22/aa44460-22.html Astrobiology and Christian Doctrine – Exploring the Implications of Life in the Universe https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/astrobiology-and-christian-doctrine/3F96E8C3EEA3B1C8832155BF261D4D31 Diverse Carbonates in Exoplanet…

January 05, 2023 updates

A deep radius valley revealed by Kepler short cadence observations https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac3802/6969428 Non-LTE spectroscopy of the tetradecad region of methane recorded in a hypersonic flow https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0019103522005139 Wormhole solutions in Rastall-like-torsion-trace gravity…

January 04, 2023 updates

Sub-Jovian desert of exoplanets at its boundaries: Parameter dependence along the main sequence https://arxiv.org/abs/2301.01065 Photochemical hazes can trace the C/O ratio in exoplanet atmospheres https://arxiv.org/abs/2301.01093 Polar circumtriple planets and disks…

January 03, 2023 updates

Sunvoyager: Interstellar Precursor Probe Mission Concept Driven by Inertial Confinement Fusion Propulsion https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/1.A35539 Tidally locked rotation of the dwarf planet (136199) Eris discovered via long-term ground-based and space photometry https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2023/01/aa45234-22/aa45234-22.html…

January 2, 2023 Updates

Conscious exotica – From algorithms to aliens, could humans ever understand minds that are radically unlike our own? https://aeon.co/essays/beyond-humans-what-other-kinds-of-minds-might-be-out-there A 3-Dimension Model of Volcanism Volatiles Contribution on Atmospheric Chemical Abundance…

December 27, 2022 updates

Silicon Nitride Metagratings for Self-Stabilizing Lightsails https://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/MAR23/Session/K40.5 Human Health during Space Travel: State-of-the-Art Review https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4409/12/1/40 Research on the Gradient-Field Superconducting Magnet for Magnetoplasmadynamic Thruster Performance Improvement https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9996371 Creating the Radius…

December 26, 2022 Updates

Using debris disk observations to infer substellar companions orbiting within or outside a parent planetesimal belt https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2023/01/aa43240-22/aa43240-22.html HARPS radial velocity search for planets in the Scorpius-Centaurus association https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2023/01/aa41235-21/aa41235-21.html Multiverse Predictions…

December 23, 2022 updates

HARPS radial velocity search for planets in the Scorpius-Centaurus association – A combination with the HARPS and SOPHIE young nearby stars (YNS) surveys https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2023/01/aa41235-21/aa41235-21.html KOBEsim: A Bayesian observing strategy algorithm…

December 22, 2022 updates

Assembly Begins on NASA’s Next Tool to Study Exoplanets https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/assembly-begins-on-nasa-s-next-tool-to-study-exoplanets Blueprint for Forever: Securing Human Far Futures with Ectogenesis https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0016328722001859 The phase-space architecture in extrasolar systems with two planets in…

December 21, 2022 updates

The GAPS Programme at TNG – XLI. The climate of KELT-9b revealed with a new approach to high-spectral-resolution phase curves https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/12/aa44593-22/aa44593-22.html Hazy with a Chance of Star Spots: Constraining the…

December 20, 2022 updates

Precise dynamical masses of new directly imaged companions from combining relative astrometry, radial velocities, and HIPPARCOS-Gaia eDR3 accelerations https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/12/aa44633-22/aa44633-22.html Breakdown of planetary systems in embedded clusters https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac3705/6939834 Tidal Distortions as…

December 19, 2022 Updates

Limitations on High-Speed Relativistic Interstellar Travel due to Interstellar Asteroidal and Cometary Material https://journals.gmu.edu/index.php/jssr/article/view/3482 Impact of Mg II interstellar medium absorption on near-ultraviolet exoplanet transit measurements https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac3690/6918844?redirectedFrom=fulltext Spinning up a…

December 16, 2022 updates

Nuclear fusion breakthrough: What does it mean for space exploration? https://www.space.com/nuclear-fusion-breakthrough-spacetravel The Mass and Orbital-Period Distributions of Exoplanets Accounting for the Observational Selection of the Method for Measuring Radial Velocities.…

December 15, 2022 updates

Alien technology, conjunction and ergodicity https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/alien-technology-conjunction-and-ergodicity/E9500F60A57E44945E4A26B857B6A468 Analysis of Eclipsing Binary Stars and Identification of Exoplanets Using Transit Timing Variation Using data from TESS https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/2381/1/012106 The Direct Mid-Infrared Detectability of Habitable-zone…

December 14, 2022 updates

Measured spin–orbit alignment of ultra-short-period super-Earth 55 Cancri e https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-022-01837-2 Antimatter and Its Application-Collecting Antimatter and Storage It as Energy Source https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/2386/1/012074 The Institutions of Extraterrestrial Liberty https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-institutions-of-extraterrestrial-liberty-9780192897985 Terminator Habitability:…

December 13, 2022 updates

Revisiting the Blue Marble: ICON simulating the coupled climate system at 1 km https://mpimet.mpg.de/en/communication/news/single-news/page?tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=1648&cHash=f051b796251535976ab2ea96d7fb3be9 TESS search for substellar companions through pulsation timing of δ Scuti stars – I. Discovery of…

December 12, 2022 updates

Analysis of Proposed Active Radiation Shielding Design Concept for Spacecraft https://repository.lib.fit.edu/handle/11141/3598 Conditions for Convergent Migration of N-Planet Systems https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10569-022-10113-4 CHEOPS finds KELT-1b darker than expected in visible light – Discrepancy…

December 09, 2022 Updates

The ‘Oumuamua Controversy: Bayesian Priors and the Evolution of Technological Intelligence https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/ast.2021.0185 ‘Oumuamua Is Not a Probe Sent to Our Solar System by an Alien Civilization https://www.liebertpub.com/action/doSearch?AllField=interstellar&startPage=0&sortBy=Earliest Directed Panspermia Using…

December 08, 2022 updates

Extraterrestrial Signal Search is Underway Using the Southern Hemisphere’s Biggest Radio Telescope https://breakthroughinitiatives.org/news/38 Special Collection: Interstellar Objects in Our Solar System https://liebertpub.com/toc/ast/22/12 TOI 560: Two Transiting Planets Orbiting a K…

December 07, 2022 updates

On the masses, age, & architecture of the VHS J1256−1257AB b system https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac3557/6880168 Planet Engulfment Signatures in Twin Stars https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac3435/6880177 Mass Production of 2021 KMTNet Microlensing Planets. III. Analysis of…

December 06, 2022 updates

DTN-based Multi-link Bundle Protocol Architecture for Deep Space Communications https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9952925 Combined Heat Shield and Solar Thermal Propulsion System for an Oberth Maneuver https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.B38595 On the first probe to transit between…

December 5, 2022 Updates

A CHEOPS-enhanced view of the HD 3167 system https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/12/aa43778-22/aa43778-22.html Atmospheric characterization of the ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-33b https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/12/aa44277-22/aa44277-22.html JWST spots chemical reactions in exoplanet atmosphere https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0262407922021698 Religion in space – A…

December 02, 2022 updates

Atmospheric characterization of the ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-33b – Detection of Ti and V emission lines and retrieval of a broadened line https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/12/aa44277-22/aa44277-22.html Large Interferometer For Exoplanets (LIFE) – VI. Detecting…

December 01, 2022 updates

Dynamics and Evolution of Venus’ Mantle Through Time https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11214-022-00937-9 Traversable wormhole dynamics on a quantum processor https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-05424-3 The Fermi Paradox revisited: Technosignatures and the Contact Era https://arxiv.org/abs/2211.16505 Dynamics and Origins…

November 30, 2022 updates

NASA’s Webb Reveals an Exoplanet Atmosphere as Never Seen Beforehttps://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2022/nasa-s-webb-reveals-an-exoplanet-atmosphere-as-never-seen-before Episodic Plate Tectonics on Europa: Evidence for Widespread Patches of Mobile-Lid Behavior in the Antijovian Hemispherehttps://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022JE007492 A strong H− opacity…

November 29, 2022 updates

Artificial Gravity And Its Implicationshttps://ijaem.net/issue_dcp/Artificial%20Gravity%20And%20Its%20Implications.pdf Antimatter Propulsion and its Application for Interstellar Travel: A Reviewhttps://www.ijraset.com/best-journal/antimatter-propulsion-and-its-application-in-interstellar-travel-a-review Increasing the stability margins using multi-pattern metasails and multi-modal laser beamshttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-24681-w Human Enhancement and Reproductive…

November 28, 2022 Updates

Chemical evolution in ices on drifting, planet-forming pebbles https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/11/aa43982-22/aa43982-22.html JWST/MIRI coronagraphic performances as measured on-sky https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/11/aa44578-22/aa44578-22.html Radial velocity survey for planets around young stars (RVSPY) https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/11/aa44747-22/aa44747-22.html Simulations of Triple Microlensing…

November 25, 2022 Updates

Sovereign Mars: Transforming Our Values through Space Settlement https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sovereign-mars-jacob-haqq-misra/1141623240 Can the Theory of Everything be the Great Filter? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/365374857_Can_the_Theory_of_Everything_be_the_Great_Filter Long-Term Exoplanet Habitability: How Chance Favors Prokaryotes https://d197for5662m48.cloudfront.net/documents/publicationstatus/96157/preprint_pdf/078d89daaf7a417a3f0ea33284649d3e.pdf Validation of strategies…

November 24, 2022 Updates

An island of linearly stable non-hierarchical unequal mass periodic three-body orbits — A harbinger of circumbinary exoplanets? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1384107622001518 Making hot Jupiters in stellar clusters: The importance of binary exchange https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac3387/6843620?redirectedFrom=fulltext

November 23, 2022 Updates

SimAb: A simple, fast, and flexible model to assess the effects of planet formation on the atmospheric composition of gas giants https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/11/aa41455-21/aa41455-21.html Efficiently combining α CenA multi-Epoch high-contrast imaging data…

November 22, 2022 updates

Modeling a power-generating pulsed nuclear magnetic nozzle https://louis.uah.edu/uah-dissertations/249/ Efficiently combining α CenA multi-epoch high-contrast imaging data – Application of K-Stacker to the 80 hours NEAR campaign https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/11/aa43576-22/aa43576-22.html Some lessons from…

November 18, 2022 updates

Helium-enhanced planets along the upper edge of the radius valley https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-022-01823-8 Planet-star interactions with precise transit timing – III. Entering the regime of dynamical tideshttps://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/11/aa44280-22/aa44280-22.html Optimization of shadow shield and…

November 17, 2022 updates

Presence or absence of stabilizing Earth system feedbacks on different time scales https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.adc9241 STELLA—Potential European contributions to a NASA-led interstellar probe https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fspas.2022.1063849/full A systematic validation of hot Neptunes in TESS…

November 16, 2022 updates

TOI-3884 b: A rare 6-RE planet that transits a low-mass star with a giant and likely polar spot https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/11/aa44791-22/aa44791-22.html The Perkins INfrared Exosatellite Survey (PINES). II. Transit Candidates and Implications…

November 15, 2022 updates

Synthetic torpor protects rats from exposure to accelerated heavy ions https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-20382-6 The KOBE experiment: K-dwarfs Orbited By habitable Exoplanets – Project goals, target selection, and stellar characterization https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/11/aa43898-22/aa43898-22.html Additional evidence…

November 14, 2022 Updates

Alien skies https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0262407922020474 The Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat (SPARCS): Determining Inputs to Planetary Habitability https://arxiv.org/abs/2211.05897 How do tidal waves interact with convective vortices in rapidly-rotating planets and stars? https://arxiv.org/abs/2211.05900 Ultimate…

November 11, 2022 updates

Sounds of the stars: how scientists are listening in on space https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-03597-5 Observatory achieves ‘first light’ with new planet finder https://phys.org/news/2022-11-observatory-planet-finder.html Solubility of water in peridotite liquids and the prevalence…

November 10, 2022 updates

Radial Velocity Survey for Planets around Young stars (RVSPY) https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/11/aa44213-22/aa44213-22.html Design and application of solar sailing: A review on key technologies https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1000936122002564 High-resolution resonant portraits of a single-planet white dwarf…

November 09, 2022 updates

Ancient underground water could unlock secrets of alien life https://www.space.com/ancient-underground-microbes-extraterrestrial-life Exoplanet Hunting Using Machine Learning https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-19-4193-1_67 Roaring Storms in the Planetary-mass Companion VHS 1256-1257 b: Hubble Space Telescope Multiepoch Monitoring…

November 08, 2022 updates

Peering into the Young Planetary System AB Pic. Atmosphere, Orbit, Obliquity & Second Planetary Candidate https://arxiv.org/abs/2211.01474 Hyperbolic meteors: is CNEOS 2014-01-08 interstellar? https://arxiv.org/abs/2211.02305 Planet(esimal)s Around Stars with TESS (PAST) III:…

November 07, 2022 updates

NASA’s Chandra: Planets Can Be Anti-Aging Formula for Stars https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/news/nasas-chandra-planets-can-be-anti-aging-formula-for-stars.html WHat next? an Integrated PLanetary Atmosphere Simulator: from Habitable worlds to Hot jupiters https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/679030 Giants through Time: Towards a Comprehensive…

November 04, 2022 updates

Early Mars habitability and global cooling by H2-based methanogens https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-022-01786-w Confirmation and characterisation of three giant planets detected by TESS from the FIES/NOT and Tull/McDonald spectrographs https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/11/aa43656-22/aa43656-22.html A Jupiter Analog…

November 03, 2022 updates

Autonomous Navigation of Relativistic Spacecraft: Theory and Applications https://ecommons.cornell.edu/handle/1813/112098 Activity of Stars with Planets in the Habitable Zone https://www.springer.com/journal/10511 A Meteor of Apparent Interstellar Origin in the CNEOS Fireball Catalog…

November 02, 2022 updates

Exoplanet Innovators Interview: Sara Seager Interviews Jim Kasting https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2022.0095 Extending optical flare models to the UV: results from comparing of TESS and GALEX flare observations for M Dwarfs https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac3135/6786284 Orbital…

November 01, 2022 updates

The GAPS programme at TNG – XL. A puffy and warm Neptune-sized planet and an outer Neptune-mass candidate orbiting the solar-type star TOI-1422 https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/11/aa44079-22/aa44079-22.html Gaia–TESS synergy: improving the identification of…

October 31, 2022 Updates

Fusion Propulsion: Field of the Future https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9928425 Establishing A Landmark in Space — Spacetime Zero https://www.researchgate.net/publication/364475841_Establishing_A_Landmark_in_Space_-_Spacetime_Zero A quarter century of spectroscopic monitoring of the nearby M dwarf Gl 514 https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/10/aa43522-22/aa43522-22.html…

October 28, 2022 updates

The HD 93963 A transiting system: A 1.04 d super-Earth and a 3.65 d sub-Neptune discovered by TESS and CHEOPS https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/11/aa43093-22/aa43093-22.html Toward a multidimensional analysis of transmission spectroscopy – III.…

October 27, 2022 updates

Revisiting Radial Velocity Measurements of the K2-18 System with the Line-by-Line Framework https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac3024/6767604 A new method for finding nearby white dwarfs exoplanets and detecting biosignatures https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article-abstract/517/2/2622/6747139 Search for an Alien…

October 25, 2022 updates

A warm super-Neptune around the G-dwarf star TOI-1710 revealed with TESS, SOPHIE, and HARPS-N https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/10/aa43002-21/aa43002-21.html Kepler and the Behemoth: Three Mini-Neptunes in a 40 Million Year Old Association https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac93ff MHD…

October 24, 2022 Updates

Activity of the Young Star with an Exoplanet Kepler-1627 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134/S1063773722040041 Color Dependence of the Transit Detectability of Young Active M Dwarfs https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac937d Hot subdwarfs in close binaries observed from space…

October 21, 2022 updates

Apsidal alignment and anti-alignment of planets in Mean-Motion Resonance: Disk-driven migration and eccentricity drivinghttps://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac2914/6764734 Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence with the ngVLAhttps://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac92e7 X-Ray Emission from the Exoplanet Hosting LTT 1445 Triple…

October 20, 2022 updates

Interstellar object ‘Oumuamua still puzzling scientists 5 years after discovery https://www.space.com/oumuamua-discovery-solar-system-implications Orbital and dynamical analysis of the system around HR 8799 – New astrometric epochs from VLT/SPHERE and LBT/LUCI https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/10/aa43862-22/aa43862-22.html…

October 19, 2022 updates

A Physicochemical Consideration of Prebiotic Microenvironments for Self-Assembly and Prebiotic Chemistry https://www.mdpi.com/2075-1729/12/10/1595/htm Investigations on the Role of Iron (III) and Silica-Iron (III) for DNA Protection Against Highly Intense UV Radiation:…

October 18, 2022 Updates

Fast Transit Interplanetary Exploration with Extreme Solar Sail Missions https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2022-4339 Constraints on Evolutionary Timescales for M Dwarf Planets from Dynamical Stability Arguments https://arxiv.org/abs/2210.08018 A sub-Neptune transiting the young field star…

October 17, 2022 updates

The Alien in Your Backyard: Using Exoplanetary Science to Explore the Ecosystems of Earth https://teachers.yale.edu/curriculum/viewer/initiative_22.04.02_u Mission Concept for the Exploration of Interstellar Bodies https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2022-4340 Interstellar Probe: 15 Years to The…

October 14, 2022 updates

The Directly Imaged Exoplanet Host Star 51 Eridani is a Gamma Doradus Pulsator https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac9229 Connecting Solar and Stellar Flares/CMEs: Expanding Heliophysics to Encompass Exoplanetary Space Weather https://arxiv.org/abs/2210.06476 TOI-561 b: A…

October 13, 2022 updates

NASA’s TESS exoplanet hunter in safe mode after computer glitch https://www.space.com/nasa-tess-exoplanet-mission-in-safe-mode Detection of barium in the atmospheres of the ultra-hot gas giants WASP-76b and WASP-121b – Together with new detections…

October 12, 2022 updates

Advanced Electric Propulsion Concepts for Fast Missions to the Outer Solar System and Beyond https://www.researchgate.net/publication/363862726_Advanced_Electric_Propulsion_Concepts_for_Fast_Missions_to_the_Outer_Solar_System_and_Beyond An Argument in Favor of Magnetic Polarity Reversals Due to Heat Flux Variations in Fully…

October 11, 2022 updates

Key Technological Developments Enabling Human Cosmic Flighthttps://osf.io/9587d/ What We Have Learned from our First Two Interstellar Visitors, and the Possibility of Fast Reactive Missions for Future Exploration https://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/FWS22/Session/N01.1 First JWST…

October 10. 2022 Updates

Drift Rates of Narrowband Signals in Long-term SETI Observations for Exoplanets https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac90bd Characterisation of the NUV and Optical Emission and Temperature of Flares from Ross 733 with Swift and TESS…

October 07, 2022 updates

Consequences of dynamically unstable moons in extrasolar systems https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac2847/6750237 Estimating the depth of gaps opened by planets in eccentric orbit https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac2856/6750245 celmech: A Python Package for Celestial Mechanics https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac8d01 Extremely…

October 06, 2022 updates

Obstacles from interstellar matters and distortion in warp drive superluminal travel scenario https://link.springer.com/article/10.1140/epjc/s10052-022-10840-w Exoplanet Hunting Using Machine Learning https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-19-4193-1_67 Life on Exoplanets in the Habitable Zone of M Dwarfs? https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ac9052…

October 05, 2022 updates

Half-sibling regression meets exoplanet imaging: PSF modeling and subtraction using a flexible, domain knowledge-driven, causal framework https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/10/aa42529-21/aa42529-21.html Is binning always sinning? The impact of time-averaging for exoplanet phase-curves https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac2828/6748218 MIRECLE:…

October 04, 2022 updates

Event-Based Safety and Reliability Analysis Integration in Model-Based Space Mission Design https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0951832022004835 Civilizations Through the Eye of Kardashev: An Extended Scaling https://figshare.com/articles/conference_contribution/IAC-2022-Civilizations_Through_the_Eye_of_Kardashev_An_Extended_Scaling_pdf/21197293 Pulsar Candidate Selection Using a Genetic Fuzzy System…

October 3, 2022 Updates

Evaporation before disruption: comparing timescales for Jovian planets in star-forming regions https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac2797/6731783?redirectedFrom=fulltext High resolution ALMA and HST imaging of κ CrB: a broad debris disc around a post-main sequence star with…

September 30, 2022 Updates

A hot sub-Neptune in the desert and a temperate super-Earth around faint M dwarfs https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/10/aa43731-22/aa43731-22.html Solar sail with inflatable toroidal shell https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576522005045 Water vapor absorption line parameters in the 6760–7430…

September 29, 2022 updates

A hot sub-Neptune in the desert and a temperate super-Earth around faint M dwarfs – Color validation of TOI-4479b and TOI-2081b https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/10/aa43731-22/aa43731-22.html Constraints on extragalactic transmitters via Breakthrough Listen observations…

September 28, 2022 updates

Earth is ‘well-hidden’ from extraterrestrial civilizations hunting for habitable planets https://physicsworld.com/a/earth-is-well-hidden-from-extraterrestrial-civilizations-hunting-for-habitable-planets/ Earth through the looking glass: how frequently are we detected by other civilizations through photometric microlensing? https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article-abstract/515/4/5927/6640428 A New…

September 27, 2022 updates

Abiogenesis: the Carter argument reconsidered https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/abiogenesis-the-carter-argument-reconsidered/BBA3D5F057C5212D76E01F1A0570AB0D HD 23472: a multi-planetary system with three super-Earths and two potential super-Mercuries https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/09/aa44293-22/aa44293-22.html Null transit detections of 68 radial-velocity exoplanets observed by TESS https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/09/aa43763-22/aa43763-22.html…

September 23, 2022 updates

Frank Drake has passed away but his equation for alien intelligence is more important than ever https://theconversation.com/frank-drake-has-passed-away-but-his-equation-for-alien-intelligence-is-more-important-than-ever-189935 Photometry and transit modelling of exoplanet WASP-140b https://arxiv.org/abs/2209.10582 Planet-star interactions with precise transit…

September 22, 2022 updates

Europlanet Science Congress 2022 https://www.epsc2022.eu/ A New Third Planet and the Dynamical Architecture of the HD33142 HD 33142 Planetary System https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac7ce0 Interstellar Meteors are Outliers in Material Strength https://arxiv.org/abs/2209.09905 Rigel…

September 21, 2022 updates

Land/Ocean Surface Diversity on Earth-like (Exo)planets: Implications for Habitabilityhttps://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EPSC2022/EPSC2022-506.html Tidal excitation of the obliquity of Earth-like planets in the habitable zone of M-dwarf starshttps://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/09/aa44010-22/aa44010-22.html The JWST Early Release Science Program…

September 20, 2022 updates

Space Governance: Risks, Frameworks and Futures https://spacefuturesinitiative.org/research-papers/risks-frameworks-futures/ Space Colonization and Exonationalism: On the Future of Humanity and Anthropology https://www.mdpi.com/2673-9461/2/3/10 Welcome to a new frontier in citizen science – exoplanet detection!…

September 19, 2022 updates

ALMA Detection of Dust Trapping around Lagrangian Points in the LkCa 15 Diskhttps://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ac8b10 Introduction to Origins of Biological Homochiralityhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11084-022-09629-4 Variability due to climate and chemistry in observations of oxygenated Earth-analogue…

September 16, 2022 updates

The impending opacity challenge in exoplanet atmospheric characterization https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-022-01773-1 Constraining the origin of giant exoplanets via elemental abundance measurements https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/09/aa44516-22/aa44516-22.html The GAPS Programme at TNG – XXXVIII. Five molecules in…

September 15, 2022 updates

GJ 3090 b: one of the most favourable mini-Neptune for atmospheric characterisation https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/09/aa43975-22/aa43975-22.html Magnetic Drag and 3D Effects in Theoretical High-resolution Emission Spectra of Ultrahot Jupiters: the Case of WASP-76b…

September 14, 2022 updates

Smaller Sensitivity of Precipitation to Surface Temperature Under Massive Atmospheres https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022GL099599 Color Dependence of the Transit Detectability for Young Active M-dwarfs https://arxiv.org/abs/2209.05765 The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs:…

September 13, 2022 updates

The orbital architecture and stability of the μ Arae planetary system https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac2584/6696387 Geometric Albedos at Short Optical Wavelengths for the Hot Jupiters WASP-43b, WASP-103b, and TrES-3b https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/ac905d Searching for the…

September 09, 2022 updates

Three types of planets orbit red dwarfs https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.add7175 Density, not radius, separates rocky and water-rich small planets orbiting M dwarf stars https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abl7164 The Study of Atmosphere of Hot Jupiters and…

September 08, 2022 updates

The Space Value of Money https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/978-1-137-59489-1 Universal energy currencies at the origin of life https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10151234/ Artificial gravity partially protects space-induced neurological deficits in Drosophila melanogaster https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(22)01099-3 Tidal excitation of auto-resonant…

September 07, 2022 updates

Tentative Evidence for Water Vapor in the Atmosphere of the Neptune-sized Exoplanet HD 106315c https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac85be Extremely Inclined Orbit of S-type Planet γ Cep Ab Induced by Eccentric Kozai-Lidov Mechanism https://arxiv.org/abs/2209.01472…

September 06, 2022 updates

Long Term Human Space Travel–Physiological Effects on Austronauts https://www.irjmets.com/uploadedfiles/paper/issue_8_august_2022/29307/final/fin_irjmets1660986112.pdf ExoMol line lists – XLVII. Rovibronic molecular line list of the calcium monohydroxide radical (CaOH) https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac2462/6691703 Bubble Nucleation and Interstellar Travel…

September 5, 2022 Updates

Potential Habitability as a Stellar Property: Asessing the Habitable Histories of Stellar Systems https://etda.libraries.psu.edu/files/final_submissions/26224 Important Elements of the Anthropic Principle https://www.researchgate.net/publication/362875762_Important_Elements_of_the_Anthropic_Principle Convective inhibition with an ocean I. Supercritical cores on…

September 02, 2022 updates

A direct numerical verification of tidal locking mechanism using the discrete element method https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10569-022-10093-5 Convective inhibition with an ocean – I. Supercritical cores on sub-Neptunes/super-Earths https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/09/aa43359-22/aa43359-22.html MOA-2019-BLG-008Lb: A New Microlensing…

September 01, 2022 updates

Observing exoplanets from Antarctica in two colours: set-up and operation of ASTEP+ https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/12182/121822O/Observing-exoplanets-from-Antarctica-in-two-colours–set-up/10.1117/12.2628952.short The Earth 2.0 space mission analysis and spacecraft design https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/12180/1218017/The-Earth-20-space-mission-analysis-and-spacecraft-design/10.1117/12.2629697.short The Earth 2.0 space mission for detecting…

August 31, 2022 updates

Observable tests for the light-sail scenario of interstellar objects https://arxiv.org/abs/2208.13818 Exoplanet imaging data challenge, phase II: characterization of exoplanet signals in high-contract images https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/12185/2627968/Exoplanet-imaging-data-challenge-phase-II–characterization-of-exoplanet/10.1117/12.2627968.short Imaging nearby, habitable-zone planets with the…

August 30, 2022 updates

Overview of The Galileo Project https://lweb.cfa.harvard.edu/~loeb/gp_overview.pdf The GAPS Programme at TNG – XXXVI. Measurement of the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect and revising the physical and orbital parameters of the HAT-P-15, HAT-P-17, HAT-P-21,…

August 29, 2022 Updates

The H2O–CO2 continuum around 3.1, 5.2 and 8.0 μm: New measurements and validation of a previously proposed factor https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0019103522003141 Validation of TESS exoplanet candidates orbiting solar analogues in the all-sky…

August 25, 2022 updates

Revising Properties of Planet–Host Binary Systems. I. Methods and Pilot Study https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac7be9 Identification of carbon dioxide in an exoplanet atmosphere https://www.researchgate.net/publication/362908989_Identification_of_carbon_dioxide_in_an_exoplanet_atmosphere Weighing Exo-Atmospheres: A novel mid-resolution spectral mode for SCALES…

August 22, 2022 Updates

Interstellar Propulsion Using Laser-Driven Inertial Confinement Fusion Physics https://www.mdpi.com/2218-1997/8/8/421 A causal limit to communication within an expanding cosmological civilization https://arxiv.org/abs/2208.07871 The nutshell kings: Why is human space settlement controversial in…

August 19, 2022 Updates

A search for transiting planets around hot subdwarfs II. Supplementary methods and results from TESS Cycle 1 https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/08/aa43554-22/aa43554-22.html Planetary geology: an historical and philosophical overview https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gto.12401 Hunt for interstellar meteorite…

August 18, 2022 Updates

Planetary Protection Assessment of Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG)–Powered Landed Missions to Ocean Worlds: Application to Enceladus https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2020.2432 A search for transiting planets around hot subdwarfs – II. Supplementary methods and…

August 17, 2022 Updates

Alternative Methylated Biosignatures I: Methyl Bromide, A Capstone Biosignature https://arxiv.org/abs/2208.07393 X-ray flares of the young planet host DS Tuc A https://arxiv.org/abs/2208.07415 Revising Properties of Planet-host Binary Systems II: Apparent Near-Earth…

August 16, 2022 Updates

Photobombing Earth 2.0: Diffraction Limit Related Contamination and Uncertainty in Habitable Planet Spectra https://arxiv.org/abs/2208.06443 Thermal Evolution and magnetic history of rocky planets https://arxiv.org/abs/2208.06523 Atmospheric Thermal Emission Effect on Chandrasekhar’s Finite…

August 15, 2022 Updates

Characterization of Kepler targets based on medium-resolution LAMOST spectra analyzed with ROTFIT https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/08/aa43268-22/aa43268-22.html Three new brown dwarfs and a massive hot Jupiter revealed by TESS around early-type stars https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/08/aa43454-22/aa43454-22.html OWL-Moon:…

August 12, 2022 updates

NameExoWorlds https://www.nameexoworlds.iau.org/ Modern Estimate for Earth-like Planets in the Vicinity of the Solar System https://www.researchgate.net/publication/362346616_Modern_Estimate_for_Earth-like_Planets_in_the_Vicinity_of_the_Solar_System Searching for biosignatures by their rotational spectrum: global fit and methyl group internal rotation features…

August 11, 2022 updates

Photobombing Earth 2.0: Diffraction-limit-related Contamination and Uncertainty in Habitable Planet Spectra https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ac7b93 Planetary core radii: from Plato towards PLATO https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0065268722000036 Eccentric debris belts reveal the dynamical history of the companion…

August 10, 2022 updates

HADES RV Programme with HARPS-N at TNG – XV. Planetary occurrence rates around early-M dwarfs https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/08/aa42828-21/aa42828-21.html A mini-chemical scheme with net reactions for 3D general circulation models – I. Thermochemical…

August 09, 2022 updates

Optimum design of nuclear electric propulsion spacecraft for deep space exploration https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352484722014123 Detailed stellar activity analysis and modelling of GJ 832 – Reassessment of the putative habitable zone planet GJ…

August 05, 2022 updates

Exploring the deep atmospheres of HD 209458b and WASP-43b using a non-gray general circulation model https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/08/aa42728-21/aa42728-21.html The Hot Neptune WASP-166 b with ESPRESSO I: Refining the planetary architecture and stellar…

August 04, 2022 updates

Dynamics of co-orbital exoplanets in a first-order resonance chain with tidal dissipation https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/08/aa43261-22/aa43261-22.html High-performance solar sails for interstellar object rendezvous https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576522004003 Irradiation-driven escape of primordial planetary atmospheres III. Revised planetary…

August 03, 2022 updates

Understanding Life in the Universe https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/understanding-life-in-the-universe/795DF10662E5F31A35F2DDFDE05B32CA Moon-packing around an Earth-mass Planet https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac2172/6653105 Orbital Characterization of Superbolides Observed from Space: Dynamical Association with Near-Earth Objects, Meteoroid Streams, and Identification of Hyperbolic…

August 2, 2022 Updates

Edge-of-the-Multis: Evidence for a Transition in the Outer Architectures of Compact Multiplanet Systems https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac7c67 Constraining the Densities of the Three Kepler-289 Planets with Transit Timing Variations https://arxiv.org/abs/2208.00022 An Ocean Expedition…

August 1, 2022 Updates

Systems Design and Integration of Small Scale Nano and Picosatellites https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202207.0368/v1 The mechanism that drives electrostatic solitary waves to propagate in the Earth’s magnetosphere and solar wind https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ctpp.202200041 The Closest…

July 29, 2022 updates

MIRECLE: Science Yield for a Mid-IR Explorer-Class Mission to Study Non-Transiting Rocky Planets Orbiting the Nearest M-Stars Using Planetary Infrared Excess https://arxiv.org/abs/2207.13727 A Criterion for the Stability of Planets in…

July 28, 2022 updates

Earliest Photic Zone Niches Probed by Ancestral Microbial Rhodopsins https://academic.oup.com/mbe/article/39/5/msac100/6582242 A missing link in the nitrogen-rich organic chain on Titan https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/07/aa41025-21/aa41025-21.html Detection of Atmospheric Escape from Four Young Mini Neptunes…

July 27, 2022 updates

Project Lyra: A mission to 1I/’Oumuamua without Solar Oberth Manoeuvre https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576522003782 Bringing Exoplanets into View https://physics.aps.org/articles/v15/s87 Null transit detections of 68 radial velocity exoplanets observed by TESS https://arxiv.org/abs/2207.12498 Exploring the…

July 26, 2022 updates

Orbiting Astronomical Satellite for Investigating Stellar Systems (OASIS): A Paradigm Shift in Realizing Large Space Telescopeshttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/361995337_Orbiting_Astronomical_Satellite_for_Investigating_Stellar_Systems_OASIS_A_Paradigm_Shift_in_Realizing_Large_Space_Telescopes NASA Challenge: Ultralight Starshade Structural Designhttps://grabcad.com/challenges/nasa-challenge-ultralight-starshade-structural-design Photodynamical analysis of the nearly resonant planetary system…

July 25, 2022 updates

Kinematic Evidence for an Embedded Planet in the IM Lupi Disk https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ac7f44 Observability of Forming Planets and their Circumplanetary Disks – IV. With JWST & ELT https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac1976/6649320?redirectedFrom=fulltext Extended planetary chaotic…

July 22, 2022 updates

Irradiation-driven escape of primordial planetary atmospheres – II. Evaporation efficiency of sub-Neptunes through hot Jupitershttps://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/07/aa42763-21/aa42763-21.html The Hot Neptune WASP-166~b with ESPRESSO I: Refining the Planetary Architecture and Stellar Variabilityhttps://arxiv.org/abs/2207.10127

July 21, 2022 updates

Testing the third-body hypothesis in the cataclysmic variables LU Camelopardalis, QZ Serpentis, V1007 Herculis and BK Lyncis https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article-abstract/514/3/4629/6628650 Anhydrobiotic chironomid larval motion-based multi-sensing microdevice for the exploration of survivable locations…

July 20, 2022 updates

Solar System Science with the Orbiting Astronomical Satellite Investigating Stellar Systems (OASIS) Observatory https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11214-022-00911-5 Limits on the Auroral Generation of H3+ in Brown Dwarf and Extrasolar Giant Planet Atmospheres with…

July 19, 2022 updates

Experimental characterization of a silicon nitride photonic crystal light sail https://opg.optica.org/ome/fulltext.cfm?uri=ome-12-8-3032&id=479128 A Search for Monochromatic Light Toward the Galactic Centre https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac1933/6643331 ‘Oumuamua and meta-empirical confirmation https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10701-022-00587-5 NASA Seeks Public’s Designs…

July 18, 2022 Updates

Warp Drive Aerodynamics https://arxiv.org/abs/2207.06458 Detection Feasibility of H2 in Ultra-hot Jupiter Atmospheres https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/ac7f45 Inferring Exoplanet Disequilibria with Multivariate Information in Atmospheric Reaction Networks https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac6594 Aiolos- A multi-purpose 1-D hydrodynamics code…

July 15, 2022 updates

Atmospheric Gravitational Tides of Earth-like Planets Orbiting Low-mass Stars https://space.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=abbef0b5fff9a0ffa23d50307&id=2d16242747&e=a065996136 The Dynamical Viability of an Extended Jupiter Ring System https://space.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=abbef0b5fff9a0ffa23d50307&id=1e4e0e684e&e=a065996136 A Tendency Toward Alignment in Single-Star Warm Jupiter Systems https://space.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=abbef0b5fff9a0ffa23d50307&id=90ea57c87c&e=a065996136…

July 15, 2022 updates

Atmospheric Gravitational Tides of Earth-like Planets Orbiting Low-mass Stars https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/PSJ/ac76cd The Dynamical Viability of an Extended Jupiter Ring System https://arxiv.org/abs/2207.06434 A Tendency Toward Alignment in Single-Star Warm Jupiter Systems https://arxiv.org/abs/2207.06511…

July 15, 2022 updates

Atmospheric Gravitational Tides of Earth-like Planets Orbiting Low-mass Starshttps://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/PSJ/ac76cd The Dynamical Viability of an Extended Jupiter Ring Systemhttps://arxiv.org/abs/2207.06434 A Tendency Toward Alignment in Single-Star Warm Jupiter Systemshttps://arxiv.org/abs/2207.06511 Report on Community…

July 14, 2022 updates

The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs – Two Saturn-mass planets orbiting active stars https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/07/aa42915-21/aa42915-21.html TOI-3714 b and TOI-3629 b: Two Gas Giants Transiting M Dwarfs Confirmed with the…

July 13, 2022 updates

NASA’s Webb Reveals Steamy Atmosphere of Distant Planet in Detail https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2022/nasa-s-webb-reveals-steamy-atmosphere-of-distant-planet-in-detail Mineral snowflakes on exoplanets and brown dwarfs – Coagulation and fragmentation of cloud particles with HyLandS https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/07/aa42651-21/aa42651-21.html Low-order wavefront…

July 12, 2022 updates

Bioinformation and Neutrino Communication https://www.bioinformation.net/018/97320630018496.pdf Construction of a traversable wormhole from a suitable embedding function https://link.springer.com/article/10.1140/epjc/s10052-022-10571-y Long-term tidal evolution of the TRAPPIST-1 system https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac1907/6639872 Detection Feasibility of H2 in Ultra-hot…

July 11, 2022 Updates

Ice Shell Structure and Composition of Ocean Worlds: Insights from Accreted Ice on Earth https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2021.0044 The morphology of the HD 163296 jet as a window on its planetary system https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/07/aa42862-21/aa42862-21.html…

July 8, 2022 updates

Molecular Precursors of the RNA-World in Space: New Nitriles in the G+0.693−0.027 Molecular Cloud https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fspas.2022.876870/full Self-replicating probes are imminent – implications for SETI https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/selfreplicating-probes-are-imminent-implications-for-seti/2CB214D26020D497D48AE489756BEE77 Curbing the fruitfulness of self-replicating machines…

July 7, 2022 updates

Frontiers in Prebiotic Chemistry and Early Earth Environments https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11084-022-09622-x TESS Observations of Kepler Systems with Transit Timing Variations https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac7396 Predictions for Observable Atmospheres of Trappist-1 Planets from a Fully Coupled…

July 5, 2022 updates

Drake’s Equation and Fermi’s Paradox,Logic Behind the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence http://comenius.susqu.edu/hons/250/weekly_assignments/paths%20of%20science%20revisions/paths-of-science-2/drake%20equation%20and%20fermi’s%20paradox.pdf Trajectory Analysis and Optimization of Hesperides Mission https://www.mdpi.com/2218-1997/8/7/364 Initial Components and Abiogenic Homochiral Organic Synthesis Ere the Origin…

July 4, 2022 Updates

Technological Evolution of Extraterrestrial Civilizations: Dyson Spheres, Warp Drives, Energy Capturing Conquerors http://journalofastrobiology.com/Extraterrestrial1.pdf Extraterrestrial Intelligence: A Cognitive Evolutionary Perspective https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358629839_Extraterrestrial_Intelligence_A_Cognitive_Evolutionary_Perspective Implications of Brain Evolution in Cetaceans and Primates for Highly…

July 1, 2022 updates

A super-Earth orbiting near the inner edge of the habitable zone around the M4.5 dwarf Ross 508 https://academic.oup.com/pasj/advance-article/doi/10.1093/pasj/psac044/6623879 A Search for Radio Technosignatures at the Solar Gravitational Lens Targeting Alpha Centauri…

June 30, 2022 updates

Inferring Late-stage Enrichment of Exoplanet Atmospheres from Observed Interstellar Comets https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ac786e Methanol—A Poor Biosignature Gas in Exoplanet Atmospheres https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac6f60 Impact of Lorentz violation models on exoplanets dynamics https://arxiv.org/abs/2206.14657 The impact…

June 29, 2022 updates

NASA’s New Hubble E-Book Takes Readers on a Journey to Curious Worlds https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2022/nasas-new-hubble-e-book-takes-readers-on-a-journey-to-curious-worlds Using birefringent elements and imaging Michelsons for the calibration of high-precision planet-finding spectrographs https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/06/aa41657-21/aa41657-21.html Optimal mass and…

June 27, 2022 updates

Searching for extraterrestrial intelligence with the square kilometre array https://9lib.org/document/zlgje06y-searching-extraterrestrial-intelligence-square-kilometre-array.html Potential long-term habitable conditions on planets with primordial H–He atmospheres https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-022-01699-8 NASA Rockets Launch from Australia to Seek Habitable Star…

June 27, 2022 Updates

Feasibility of detecting and characterizing embedded low-mass giant planets in gaps in the VIS/NIR wavelength range https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/06/aa42652-21/aa42652-21.html GENGA. II. GPU Planetary N-body Simulations with Non-Newtonian Forces and High Number of…

June 24, 2022 updates

Spatially-resolving the terminator: Variation of Fe, temperature and winds in WASP-76 b across planetary limbs and orbital phase https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac1744/6615469 Tidal Heating of Exomoons in Resonance and Implications for Detection https://arxiv.org/abs/2206.11368…

June 23, 2022 updates

Epistemology and anomaly detection in astrobiology https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10539-022-09859-w α-deep Probabilistic Inference (α-DPI): Efficient Uncertainty Quantification from Exoplanet Astrometry to Black Hole Feature Extraction https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac6be9 WASP Lightcurves: Red Noise and a Cautionary…

June 22, 2022 updates

Stability of high-temperature salty ice suggests electrolyte permeability in water-rich exoplanet icy mantles https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-30796-5 Salty ice and the dilemma of ocean exoplanet habitability https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-30799-2 Active lithoautotrophic and methane-oxidizing microbial community…

June 21, 2022 updates

Interplanetary Liberty: Building Free Societies in the Cosmos https://global.oup.com/academic/product/interplanetary-liberty-9780192866240?cc=us&lang=en& The Ariel Target List: The Impact of TESS and the Potential for Characterizing Multiple Planets within a System https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac6bf9

June 20, 2022 Updates

Accurate Modeling of Lyα Profiles and their Impact on Photolysis of Terrestrial Planet Atmospheres https://arxiv.org/abs/2206.05147 Phot0, a plausible primeval pigment on Earth and rocky exoplanets https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2022/cp/d2cp01703b/unauth Improving Detection of Gravitational-wave…

June 17, 2022 Updates

An Integrative Analysis of the Rich Planetary System of the Nearby Star e Eridani: Ideal Targets for Exoplanet Imaging and Biosignature Searches https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac6f58 EOS-ESTM: A flexible climate model for habitable…

June 16, 2022 updates

The strong suppression of Galactic cosmic rays reaching AU Mic b, c and Prox Cen b https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac1624/6608871 EXOMOL photodissociation cross sections I: HCl and HF https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac1634/6608873 CHES: An astrometry mission…

June 15, 2022 updates

Methods of Low-Density Gas Simulation in the Context of Beamed Propulsion Techniques http://ericanthonycomstock.com/EA%20important%20papers/Eric%20A%20Comstock%20Spring%202022%20Research%20Paper.pdf Medical Countermeasures for the Hematopoietic-Subsyndrome of Acute Radiation Syndrome in Space https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2214552422000372 Godel Time Travel With Warp…

June 14, 2022 updates

Gaia DR3 astrometric orbit determination with Markov Chain Monte Carlo and Genetic Algorithms. Systems with stellar, substellar, and planetary mass companions https://arxiv.org/abs/2206.05439 Gaia Data Release 3: A Golden Sample of…

June 13, 2022 updates

Panspermia versus Abiogenesis: A Clash of Cultures https://www.panspermia.org/panspermia_versus_abiogenesis2022.pdf Using HITRAN to model opacities for planetary atmospheres: Test case of microwave spectra of NH3, SO2 and PH3 https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac1582/6605920 SETI in 2021…

June 10, 2022 updates

Comet Interceptor approved for construction https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Comet_Interceptor_approved_for_construction Searching the SETI Ellipsoid with Gaia https://arxiv.org/abs/2206.04092 The morphology of CSCha circumbinary disk suggesting the existence of a Saturn-mass planet https://arxiv.org/abs/2206.04427 A numerical study…

June 9, 2022 updates

Urability: A Property of Planetary Bodies That Can Support an Origin of Life https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2021.0173 Adaptive Optics Imaging Breaks the Central Caustic Cusp Approach Degeneracy in High Magnification Microlensing Events https://arxiv.org/abs/2206.03502…

June 8, 2022 updates

The Bioburden and Ionic Composition of Hypersaline Lake Ices: Novel Habitats on Earth and Their Astrobiological Implications https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2021.0078 Jupiter’s inhomogeneous envelope https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/06/aa43207-22/aa43207-22.html Solar-to-supersolar sodium and oxygen absolute abundances for a…

June 7, 2022 updates

Bacterial Utilisation of Aliphatic Organics: Is the Dwarf Planet Ceres Habitable? https://www.mdpi.com/2075-1729/12/6/821/htm Inference of a “Hot Ice” Layer in Nitrogen-Rich Planets: Demixing the Phase Diagram and Phase Composition for Variable…

June 6, 2022 Updates

Evolution of Realistic Organic Mixtures for the Origins of Life through Wet–Dry Cycling https://www.mdpi.com/2413-4155/4/2/22/htm ADM mass in warp drive spacetimes https://arxiv.org/abs/2205.15950 The NASA GSFC TESS Full Frame Image Light Curve…

June 3, 2022 updates

Nucleation and growth of iron pebbles explains the formation of iron-rich planets akin to Mercury https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/06/aa43480-22/aa43480-22.html Orbital stability analysis of hypothetical Earth-mass and Luna-mass moons in the Sagarmatha (HD 100777) star…

June 2, 2022 updates

Fundamental Ideas in Cosmology https://iopscience.iop.org/book/978-0-7503-3775-5 Chemical, Thermal, and Radiation Resistance of an Iron Porphyrin: A Model Study of Biosignature Stability https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2021.0144 Nodal Precession and Tidal Evolution of Two Hot Jupiters:…

June 1, 2022 updates

Hybrid Observatory for Earth-like Exoplanets (HOEE) https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2022/Hybrid_Observatory_for_Earth_like_Exoplanets/ Diffractive Solar Sailing https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2022/diffractive_solar_sailing/ Galactic chemical evolution of exoplanet host stars: Are high-mass planetary systems young? https://arxiv.org/abs/2205.15793 The GAPS Programme with HARPS-N at…

May 31, 2022 updates

Extraterrestrial life https://wiki.edunitas.com/IT/114-10/aliens_8383_eduNitas.html Search for exoplanets around northern circumpolar stars – V. Three likely planetary companions to the giant stars HD 19615, HD 150010, and HD 174205 https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/06/aa42379-21/aa42379-21.html The need…

May 30, 2022 Updates

The Fellowship of the Dyson Ring: ACT&Friends’ Results and Methods for GTOC 11 https://arxiv.org/abs/2205.10124 Intermediate Points for Missions to Interstellar Objects Using Optimum Interplanetary Trajectory Software https://arxiv.org/abs/2205.10220 Charged traversable wormholes…

May 27, 2022 updates

Extreme solar events https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41116-022-00033-8 Geology from 50 Light-Years: Webb Gets Ready to Study Rocky Worlds https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2022/geology-from-50-light-years-webb-gets-ready-to-study-rocky-worlds The μ Arae Planetary System: Radial Velocities and Astrometry https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac6ac8 RV-detected planets around M…

May 26, 2022 updates

TOI-2046b, TOI-1181b and TOI-1516b, three new hot Jupiters from TESS: planets orbiting a young star, a subgiant and a normal star https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac1254/6593406 On the Dayside Atmosphere of WASP-12b https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac1e9f Astronomische…

May 25, 2022 updates

The TESS-Keck Survey. XI. Mass Measurements for Four Transiting Sub-Neptunes Orbiting K Dwarf TOI–1246 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac69e5 Viability of quantum communication across interstellar distances https://arxiv.org/abs/2205.11816 Keck/NIRSPEC studies of He I in the…

May 24, 2022 updates

The Origin of Life: What Is the Question? https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2021.0162 A ubiquitous unifying degeneracy in two-body microlensing systems https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-022-01671-6 Predicting the Exoplanet Yield of the TESS Prime and Extended Missions through…

May 23, 2022 Updates

Intergalactic Travel With MOND Rockets https://lweb.cfa.harvard.edu/~loeb/MOND_arXiv.pdf The 2821 Star Southern Hemisphere Optical SETI Survey: An Archival Search for Candidate Laser Signals in ESO’s HARPS Spectroscope Database https://digitalrepository.wheatoncollege.edu/handle/11040/32536 Internal structures and…

May 20, 2022 updates

Internal structures and magnetic moments of rocky planets – Application to the first exoplanets discovered by TESS https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/05/aa42781-21/aa42781-21.html Extraterrestrial artificial photosynthesis https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S254243512200188X Alien suns reversing in exoplanet skies https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-11527-8 A…

May 19, 2022 Updates

Detection of CO emission lines in the dayside atmospheres of WASP-33b and WASP-189b with GIANO https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/05/aa43503-22/aa43503-22.html Periodic orbits in the 1:2:3 resonant chain and their impact on the orbital dynamics…

May 18, 2022 updates

The Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) on the James Webb Space Telescope – IV. Capabilities and predicted performance for exoplanet characterization https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/05/aa42592-21/aa42592-21.html Origins of Chiral Life in Interstellar Molecular Clouds https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac63d0 Development…

May 17, 2022 updates

AbSciCon 2022: From Stars to Cells https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/news/abscicon-2022-open-public-events/ Nexus for Exoplanet System Science https://nexss.info/ Network for Life Detection https://www.nfold.org/ Request for Information: Early Cells to Multicellularity https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/news/request-for-information-early-cells-to-multicellularity/ Searching for the origin…

May 16, 2022 updates

Nitriles in Prebiotic Chemistry and Astrobiology https://research.chalmers.se/publication/529433 The Planetary Vaporization Event Hypothesis: Supercharging Earth’s Geothermal Core, Identifying Side Effects Blast Patterns, and Inferring how to Find Earth-Like Planets or Identifying…

May 13, 2022 updates

Astrospheres of Planet-Hosting Cool Stars and Beyond ⋅ When Modeling Meets Observations https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11214-022-00894-3 Asymptotic burnout and homeostatic awakening: a possible solution to the Fermi paradox? https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsif.2022.0029 Direct Imaging and Spectroscopy…

May 12, 2022 updates

Split differential transit photometry https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10509-022-04075-0 A prebiotically plausible scenario of an RNA–peptide world https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04676-3 A possible path towards encoded protein synthesis on ancient Earth https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01256-3 RRx-001 and the “Right Stuff”:…

May 11, 2022 updates

ssessing the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite’s Yield of Rocky Planets Around Nearby M Dwarfs https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac64a0 A New Analysis of Eight Spitzer Phase Curves and Hot Jupiter Population Trends: Qatar-1b, Qatar-2b,…

May 10, 2022 updates

China is on the hunt for ‘Earth 2.0’ with proposed space telescope https://www.space.com/china-earth-like-exoplanet-telescope Traversable wormholes with like-Casimir complexity supported with arbitrarily small amount of exotic matter https://link.springer.com/article/10.1140/epjc/s10052-022-10389-8 Exploring Ocean Circulation…

May 9, 2022 Updates

Brave new worlds https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0262407922008119 Activity and Rotation of Nearby Field M Dwarfs in the TESS Southern Continuous Viewing Zone https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac6110 Deep two-phase, hemispherical magma oceans on lava planets https://arxiv.org/abs/2205.02864 Moderately…

May 6, 2022 updates

Hybrid space ship design for interstellar travel with solar sail, nuclear propulsion and mechanism for capture of interstellar hydrogen https://www.researchgate.net/publication/360411561_Hybrid_space_ship_design_for_interstellar_travel_with_solar_sail_nuclear_propulsion_and_mechanism_for_capture_of_interstellar_hydrogen Capture of interstellar objects – II. By the Solar system…

May 5, 2022 updates

Longitudinal MRI-visible perivascular space (PVS) changes with long-duration spaceflight https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-11593-y Can Carbon Fractionation Provide Evidence for Aerial Biospheres in the Atmospheres of Temperate Sub-Neptunes? https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac625f TRAPPIST-1h as an Exo-Titan. I.…

May 4, 2022 updates

Dayside Fe i Emission, Day–Night Brightness Contrast and Phase Offset of the Exoplanet WASP-33b https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac5f4d Biological Homochirality and the Search for Extraterrestrial Biosignatures https://arxiv.org/abs/2205.01193 Global 3D simulation of the upper…

May 3, 2022 updates

Volcanic Climate Warming Through Radiative and Dynamical Feedbacks of SO2 Emissions https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021GL096612 Integral Field Spectroscopy with the Solar Gravitational Lens https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac5e9d Secular chaos in white-dwarf planetary systems: Origins of metal…

May 2, 2022 Updates

Analysis of the public HARPS/ESO spectroscopic archive Jupiter-like planets around HD103891 and HD105779 https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/04/aa42612-21/aa42612-21.html Calibration of quasi-static aberrations in exoplanet direct-imaging instruments with a Zernike phase-mask sensor IV. Temporal stability…

April 29, 2022 updates

A low-eccentricity migration pathway for a 13-h-period Earth analogue in a four-planet system https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-022-01641-y Analysis of the public HARPS/ESO spectroscopic archive – Jupiter-like planets around HD103891 and HD105779 https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/04/aa42612-21/aa42612-21.html Calibration…

April 28, 2022 updates

Atmospheric dynamics of a near tidally locked Earth-sized planet https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-022-01626-x Plasma maser in the plasmasphere of HD 189733b https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac1140/6575032 Multi-Mask Least-Squares Deconvolution: Extracting RVs using tailored masks https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac1098/6575031 Inferring Late…

April 27, 2022 updates

Identifying the wide diversity of extraterrestrial purine and pyrimidine nucleobases in carbonaceous meteorites https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-29612-x 3D Radiative Transfer for Exoplanet Atmospheres. gCMCRT: A GPU-accelerated MCRT Code https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac61d6 Shallow Transits—Deep Learning. II.…

April 26, 2022 updates

Planetary Science Opportunities for Heliocentric/Interstellar Probe Missions https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/10.1142/9789811260100_0070 Five Key Exoplanet Questions Answered via the Analysis of 25 Hot-Jupiter Atmospheres in Eclipse https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4365/ac5cc2 Water content trends in K2-138 and other…

April 25, 2022 Updates

Optical borehole-wall analysis – Useful method for planetary environment reconstruction https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S009457652200145X Phenomenology and capabilities of mutually guided laser and neutral particle beams for deep space propulsion https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576522001552 A SuperWASP Light…

April 22, 2022 updates

New exocomets of β Pic https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/04/aa42111-21/aa42111-21.html Orbital alignment of HD 332231 b – The warm Saturn HD 332231 b/TOI-1456 b travels on a well-aligned, circular orbit around a bright F8…

April 21, 2022 updates

Impact of a moon on the evolution of a planet’s rotation axis: a non-resonant case https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10569-022-10077-5 A Study of Flares in the Ultra-Cool Regime from SPECULOOS-South https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac1078/6570707 A Radial Velocity…

April 20, 2022 updates

Forming Planets Around Stars With Non-Solar Elemental Composition https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/04/aa42738-21/aa42738-21.html Chemical diversity of the atmospheres and interiors of sub-Neptunes: a case study of GJ 436 b https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac1066/6571256 The long-term evolution of…

April 19, 2022 updates

Interstellar Probe: A Mission to the Heliospheric Boundary and Interstellar Medium to Understand our Home in the Galaxy https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU22/EGU22-6802.html Theoretical Investigation into the Emergence of Microbial Life in Tightly Orbiting…

April 18, 2022 Updates

CaRM: Exploring the chromatic Rossiter-McLaughlin effect https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/04/aa42353-21/aa42353-21.html The plan to challenge aliens to a very slow game of chess https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0262407922006479 Limiting Flux versus Redshift as a Flag of New Physics…

April 15, 2022 updates

WD 1145+017: Alternative models of the atmosphere, dust clouds, and gas rings https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/04/aa41924-21/aa41924-21.html Comparison of Two Analytic Energy Balance Models Shows Stable Partial Ice Cover Possible for Any Obliquity https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/PSJ/ac603d…

April 14, 2022 updates

Metabolically diverse primordial microbial communities in Earth’s oldest seafloor-hydrothermal jasper https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abm2296 A quarter century of spectroscopic monitoring of the nearby M dwarf Gl 514. A super-Earth on an eccentric orbit…

April 13, 2022 updates

Astrobiology & Habitable Environments Database Team Conducts Pilot Webinar https://ahed.nasa.gov/datasets/ad563cce5de360ec03348431ddd2/t7164s The Refined Transit Ephemeris of TOI-2180 b https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/ac64fd Modeling of Magnetospheres of Terrestrial Exoplanets in the Habitable Zone around G-Type…

April 12, 2022 updates

China is hatching a plan to find Earth 2.0 https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01025-2 Gravity Assist: Do Other Planets Make Pollution? With Ravi Kopparapu https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/audio/garavikfinal.mp3 CaRM: Exploring the chromatic Rossiter-McLaughlin effect – The cases…

April 11, 2022 Updates

Dynamics of mixed clathrate-ice shells on ocean worlds https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021GL097602 Deep learning-based nonlinear model predictive control of the attitude manoeuvre of a barbell electric sail through voltage regulation https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S009457652200073X TRIDENT: A…

April 8, 2022 updates

Multilayers for directed energy accelerated lightsails https://www.nature.com/articles/s43246-022-00240-8 Atmosphere Loss in Oblique Super-Earth Collisions https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac923/6564717 High-contrast, high-angular resolution view of the GJ 367 exoplanet system https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac961/6564738 Tidally driven tectonic activity as…

April 7, 2022 updates

UV absorption by silicate cloud precursors in ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-178b https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04453-2 Life beyond Earth: How will it first Be detected? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576522001175 Thermal Properties of Liquid Iron at Conditions of Planetary…

April 6, 2022 updates

Travel in the Milky Way https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-54352-5_23 Tidal star-planet interaction and its observed impact on stellar activity in planet-hosting wide binary systems https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac861/6564186 Interstellar probe – Destination: Universe! https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576522001503 Planets Across…

April 5, 2022 updates

Thorium Candlestick Fission Fragment Starship https://www.academia.edu/32042136/Thorium_Candlestick_Fission_Fragment_Starship Nonthermal Atmospheric Loss of the Sub-Neptune π Men c Due to Exothermic Photochemistry https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134/S0038094622020010 Images of embedded Jovian planet formation at a wide separation…

April 4, 2022 Updates

The Path to Transformational Space Exploration: Volume 2: Applications of Directed Energy https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/10.1142/11918-vol2 Gravity darkening and tidally perturbed stellar pulsation in the misaligned exoplanet system WASP-33 https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/04/aa43299-22/aa43299-22.html Phosphorus and Life…

April 1, 2022 updates

Research programmes arising from ‘Oumuamua considered as an alien craft https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/abs/research-programmes-arising-from-oumuamua-considered-as-an-alien-craft/2F0CD6A0EF109B7445A11CB56035D014 MOVES V. Modelling star-planet magnetic interactions of HD 189733 https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac778/6562088 Is the orbital distribution of multi-planet systems influenced by…

March 31, 2022 updates

The TESS Triple-9 Catalog: 999 uniformly vetted candidate exoplanets https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.15826 The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs: Two Saturn-mass planets orbiting active stars https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.16504

March 30, 2022 updates

An Arcus view of stellar space weather https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asna.20220019 A New Analysis of 8 Spitzer Phase Curves and Hot Jupiter Population Trends: Qatar-1b, Qatar-2b, WASP-52b, WASP-34b, and WASP-140b https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.15059 A radial…

March 29, 2022 updates

Secondary tethers https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576522001230 Will Aliens be Monsters and Should We Be Scared? https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrew-Kennedy-30/publication/359221338_Will_Aliens_be_Monsters_and_Should_We_Be_Scared/ Extreme energetic particle events by superflare-asssociated CMEs from solar-like stars https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abi9743 Black Mirror: The impact of rotational…

March 28, 2022 Updates

New periodograms separating orbital radial velocities and spectral shape variation https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/03/aa41406-21/aa41406-21.html Micro- R aman Imaging of Planetary Analogs: Nanoscale Characterization of Past and Current Processes https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9783527833689.ch16 Arguing About Extraterrestrial Intelligence…

March 25, 2022 updates

Chemical Composition of Bright Stars in the Northern Hemisphere: Star–Planet Connection https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4365/ac50b5 Rotational Shearing Interferometer in Detection of the Super-Earth Exoplanets https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/12/6/2840 Carbon monoxide emission lines reveal an inverted atmosphere…

March 24, 2022 updates

Nature versus Nurture: Investigating the Effects of Measurement Uncertainties in the Assessment of Potential Trends between Planetary and Stellar Properties https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac573a Adiabatic lapse rate of real gases https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.12040

March 23, 2022 updates

The SATCHEL pipeline: A general tool for data classified through citizen science https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac787/6552969 Effects of Self-gravity on Mass-loss of the Post-impact Super-Earths https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1674-4527/ac501d The Equilibrium Temperature of Planets on Eccentric…

March 22, 2022 updates

Fully compressible convection for planetary mantles https://academic.oup.com/gji/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/gji/ggac102/6551894 A numerical inversion of msin i exoplanet distribution: the sub-Saturn desert is more depleted than observed and hint of a Uranus mass gap https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac777/6552141…

March 21, 2022 Updates

Orbiting laser configuration and sky coverage: coherent reference for Breakthrough Starshot ground-based laser array https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/journals/Journal-of-Astronomical-Telescopes-Instruments-and-Systems/volume-8/issue-1/017004/Orbiting-laser-configuration-and-sky-coverage–coherent-reference-for/10.1117/1.JATIS.8.1.017004.short Minimal differential lateral acceleration configurations for starshade stationkeeping in exoplanet direct imaging https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/journals/Journal-of-Astronomical-Telescopes-Instruments-and-Systems/volume-8/issue-01/017003/Minimal-differential-lateral-acceleration-configurations-for-starshade-stationkeeping-in-exoplanet/10.1117/1.JATIS.8.1.017003.full Relativistic Rocket…

March 18, 2022 updates

Instability from high-order resonant chains in wide-separation massive planet systems https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.08870 Opportunities for Technosignature Science in the Astro2020 Report https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.08968 Applications of a Gaussian Process Framework for Modelling of High-Resolution…

March 17, 2022 updates

Role of Artificial Intelligence Based Applications Used for Space Technologies https://a2zjournals.com/jase/currentissue/htmlview/6 Sensitivity of the Roman Coronagraph Instrument to Exozodiacal Dust https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1538-3873/ac3f7b/meta L-band Integral Field Spectroscopy of the HR 8799 Planetary…

MArch 16, 2022 updates

The TESS Triple-9 Catalog: 999 uniformly-vetted exoplanet candidates https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac652/6548905 Deceleration of Exoplanet Missions Utilizing Scarce Antimatter https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576522001163 The Solar Shield Concept: Current Status and Future Possibilities https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576522000777 Mineral Snowflakes on…

March 15, 2022 updates

Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Academic and Societal Implications https://www.cambridgescholars.com/product/978-1-5275-7727-5 Demographics of Exoplanetary Systems https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-88124-5 Applications of a Gaussian process framework for modelling of high-resolution exoplanet spectra https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac662/6547777 The Case for Technosignatures: Why…

March 14, 2022 Updates

Transit timing variations of AU Microscopii b and c https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/03/aa43076-22/aa43076-22.html How drifting and evaporating pebbles shape giant planets (Corrigendum) https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/03/aa41096e-21/aa41096e-21.html Galactic chemical evolution of the solar neighborhood, solar twins and…

March 11, 2022 updates

A Comprehensive Analysis of WASP-17b’s Transmission Spectrum from Space-Based Observations https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac661/6546167 The study on transmission spectrum and TTV behaviour of the hot Jupiter WASP-12b https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac623/6545809 Scheduling Direct Imaging Observations Based…

March 10, 2022 updates

How to talk to extraterrestrials https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2022/03/how-to-talk-to-extraterrestrials/ p-winds: An open-source Python code to model planetary outflows and upper atmospheres https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/03/aa42038-21/aa42038-21.html Evidence that the Hot Jupiter WASP-77 A b Formed Beyond Its…

March 9, 2022 updates

Variable and Supersonic Winds in the Atmosphere of an Ultrahot Giant Planet https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac51d2 Analysis of a JWST NIRSpec Lab Time Series: Characterizing Systematics, Recovering Exoplanet Transit Spectroscopy, and Constraining a…

March 8, 2022 updates

A Beacon in the Galaxy: Updated Arecibo Message for Potential FAST and SETI Projects https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202203.0061/v1 Biological and cellular responses of humans to high-level natural radiation: a clarion call for a…

March 7, 2022 Updates

Von Neumann probes: rationale, propulsion, interstellar transfer timing https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/abs/von-neumann-probes-rationale-propulsion-interstellar-transfer-timing/5202679D74645D3707248FE5D5FA0124 A tentative detection of He I in the atmosphere of GJ 1214 b https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2022/03/aa42455-21/aa42455-21.html A search for planetary companions around 800 pulsars…

March 4, 2022 updates

Thermal Desorption of Interstellar Ices: A Review on the Controlling Parameters and Their Implications from Snowlines to Chemical Complexity https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00357 Stellar wind effect on the atmospheric escape of hot jupiters…

March 3, 2022 updates

Inefficient Water Degassing Inhibits Ocean Formation on Rocky Planets: An Insight from Self-Consistent Mantle Degassing Models https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2021.0126 A wet heterogeneous mantle creates a habitable world in the Hadean https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-04371-9 Emerging…

March 2, 2022 updates

Ultrahigh-pressure disordered eight-coordinated phase of Mg2GeO4: Analogue for super-Earth mantles https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2114424119 Scaling laws in enzyme function reveal a new kind of biochemical universality https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2106655119 CHEOPS geometric albedo of the hot…

March 1, 2022 updates

The analysis of Siyu Bian ,Yi Wang,Zun Wang and Mian Zhu applied to the Natario-Broeck spacetime.A very interesting approach towards a more realistic interstellar warp drive https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03570472/document The impact of…

February 28, 2022 Updates

Greening the Universe: The Case for Ecocentric Space Expansion https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358676509_Greening_the_Universe_The_Case_for_Ecocentric_Space_Expansion On possible life-dispersal patterns beyond the Earth https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/abs/on-possible-lifedispersal-patterns-beyond-the-earth/2096A763F565792F4059D213D95ACDDC The Detection of Seismicity on Icy Ocean Worlds by Single-Station and Small-Aperture…

February 25, 2022 updates

MHD study of the planetary magnetospheric response during extreme solar wind conditions: Earth and exoplanet magnetospheres applications https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2022/03/aa41181-21/aa41181-21.html Sculpting the circumbinary planet size distribution through resonant interactions with companion planets…

February 24, 2022 updates

Synthesis of Phospholipids Under Plausible Prebiotic Conditions and Analogies with Phospholipid Biochemistry for Origin of Life Studies https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2021.0059 Destabilization of deep oxidized mantle drove the Great Oxidation Event https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abg1626 A…

February 22, 2022 updates

Understanding planetary context to enable life detection on exoplanets and test the Copernican principle https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-021-01579-7 Multifunctional metasails for self-stabilized beam-riding and optical communication https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2022/na/d1na00747e Muon-catalyzed fusion and annihilation energy generation…

February 21, 2022 Updates

Detection of the tidal deformation of WASP-103b at 3 σ with CHEOPS (Corrigendum) https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/02/aa42196e-21/aa42196e-21.html Habitable world may be orbiting dead star https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0262407922002780 ROME III. The Arecibo Search for Auroral Emissions…

February 18, 2022 updates

Studying the next interstellar interloper with Webb https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2022/studying-the-next-interstellar-interloper-with-webb Stability of planetary systems within the S-star cluster: the Solar system analogues https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stac462/6530663 HD 207897 b: A dense sub-Neptune transiting a nearby…

February 17, 2022 updates

NEID Rossiter–McLaughlin Measurement of TOI-1268b: A Young Warm Saturn Aligned with Its Cool Host Star https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ac4da0 Observations of PAHs in the atmospheres of discs and exoplanets https://arxiv.org/abs/2202.08252 Simulating the Space…

February 16, 2022 updates

Advances in 3D Bioprinting https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2772665722000010 Taking the Gaia hypothesis at face value https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1476945X22000034 Modeling Stellar Jitter for the Detection of Earth-Mass Exoplanets via Precision Radial Velocity Measurements https://arxiv.org/abs/2202.07087 Disentangling the…

February 15, 2022 updates

Partition sums for non-local thermodynamic equilibrium conditions for nine molecules of importance in planetary atmospheres https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0019103522000689 The Habitable Zones of Rapidly Rotating Main Sequence A/F Stars https://arxiv.org/abs/2202.06918 A new estimation…

February 14, 2022 Updates

A new configuration for high power propulsion plasmas driven by ion cyclotron resonance energization https://aip.scitation.org/doi/full/10.1063/5.0073439 PyExoRaMa: An Interactive Tool in Python to Investigate the Radius–Mass Diagram for Exoplanets https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/ac52f2 Photons…

February 11, 2022 updates

Voyager 3: A Concept Mission to Interstellar Medium https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/1.A35075 Relentless and Complex Transits from a Planetesimal Debris Disk https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/511/2/1647/6524236 HATS-74Ab, HATS-75b, HATS-76b, and HATS-77b: Four Transiting Giant Planets Around K…

February 10, 2022 updates

A candidate short-period sub-Earth orbiting Proxima Centauri https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/02/aa42337-21/aa42337-21.html Probing Kepler’s hottest small planets via homogeneous search and analysis of optical secondary eclipses and phase variations https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2022/02/aa39037-20/aa39037-20.html The GAPS Programme at…

February 9, 2022 updates

Integrated Molar Absorptivity of Mid- and Far-Infrared Spectra of Alanine and a Selection of Other Five Amino Acids of Astrobiological Relevance https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2021.0094 A retrieval challenge exercise for the Ariel mission…

February 8, 2022 updates

Framework for Expediting Discovery of Optimal Solutions with Blackbox Algorithms in Non-Topology Photonic Inverse Design https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsphotonics.1c01819 A Search for Pre-Transit Absorption Features in Spectra of Hot Jupiters https://ediss.sub.uni-hamburg.de/handle/ediss/9447 The crewed…

February 7, 2022 Updates

Editor’s note: A high-energy view of exoplanets and their environments https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asna.20220005 Direct emission spectroscopy of exoplanets with the medium resolution imaging spectrometer on board JWST MIRI https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2022/02/aa41663-21/aa41663-21.html Low-Power Laser Sailing…

February 4, 2022 updates

Escaping Helium from TOI 560.01, a Young Mini Neptune https://arxiv.org/abs/2110.13150 The Investigation of the Dynamical Evolution of Extrasolar Three-planetary System GJ 3138 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1674-4527/ac32b5 A transiting, temperate mini-Neptune orbiting the M…

February 3, 2022 updates

Identifying the Unidentified: Seeking Extraterrestrial Equipment Near Earth https://lweb.cfa.harvard.edu/~loeb/Loeb_UAP_Debrief.pdf Relevance of Earth-Bound Extremophiles in the Search for Extraterrestrial Life https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2021.0033 Hierarchical Bayesian Atmospheric Retrieval Modeling for Population Studies of Exoplanet…

February 2, 2022 updates

Large planets may not form fractionally large moons https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-28063-8 Direct emission spectroscopy of exoplanets with the medium resolution imaging spectrometer on board JWST MIRI – I. Molecular mapping and sensitivity…

February 1, 2022 updates

Planetary Minerals Catalyze Conversion of a Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon to a Prebiotic Quinone: Implications for Origins of Life https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2021.0024 Autodifferentiable Spectrum Model for High-dispersion Characterization of Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs…

January 31, 2022 Updates

VizieR Online Data Catalog: Warm Jupiters in TESS FFIs 1st year (2018-2019 July) https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2021yCat..22550006D/abstract K2 discovery of a circumsecondary disk transiting EPIC 220208795 https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2022/02/aa42063-21/aa42063-21.html Toward a multidimensional analysis of transmission…

January 28, 2022 updates

Unveiling unresolved stellar components from photometry https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10686-022-09834-z How does the background atmosphere affect the onset of the runaway greenhouse? https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2022/02/aa42286-21/aa42286-21.html Toward a multidimensional analysis of transmission spectroscopy – I. Computation…

January 27, 2022 updates

The escape mechanisms of the proto-atmosphere on terrestrial planets: “boil-off” escape, hydrodynamic escape and impact erosion https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11631-021-00515-w Internal dynamics of magma ocean and its linkage to atmospheres https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11631-021-00514-x The PLATO…

January 26, 2022 updates

Venus Life Finder Mission Study https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.05153 Physical Properties and Impact Parameter Variations of Kepler Planets from Analytic Light-curve Modeling https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac3d96 A Large-scale Approach to Modeling Molecular Biosignatures: The Diatomics https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac3976…

January 25, 2022 updates

BEBOP III. Observations and an independent mass measurement of Kepler-16 (AB) b – the first circumbinary planet detected with radial velocities https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stab3712/6515255 Study on Shielding Effectiveness of a Combined Radiation…

January 24, 2022 Updates

The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs – Diagnostic capabilities of strong K I lines for photosphere and chromosphere https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2022/01/aa41733-21/aa41733-21.html Propellant-free attitude control of solar sails with variable-shape mechanisms…

January 21, 2022 updates

Early planetary processes and light elements in iron-dominated cores https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11631-021-00522-x TOI-1842b: A Transiting Warm Saturn Undergoing Reinflation around an Evolving Subgiant https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac3f39 A 20 Second Cadence View of Solar-type Stars…

January 20, 2022 updates

A Machine Learning–based Direction-of-origin Filter for the Identification of Radio Frequency Interference in the Search for Technosignatures https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac426f The Fe-Si-C system at extreme P-T conditions: a possible core crystallization pathway…

January 19, 2022 updates

Mitigating stellar activity jitter with different line lists for least-squares deconvolution – Analysis of a parametric and a randomised line selection https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/01/aa41812-21/aa41812-21.html Obstacles from interstellar matter and distortion for warp…

January 18, 2022 updates

On the synergy between Ariel and ground-based high-resolution spectroscopy https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10686-021-09824-7 CORALIE radial-velocity search for companions around evolved stars (CASCADES) – I. Sample definition and first results: Three new planets orbiting…

January 17, 2022 updates

VizieR Online Data Catalog: Warm Jupiters in TESS FFIs 1st year (2018-2019 July) https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2021yCat..22550006D/abstract Invited review: Infrared spectroscopy of planetary atmospheres: Searching for insights into their past and present histories…

January 14, 2022 updates

Out of Thin Air? Astrobiology and Atmospheric Chemotrophy https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2021.0066 Molten iron in Earth-like exoplanet cores https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abn2051 Measuring the melting curve of iron at super-Earth core conditions https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abm1472 An exomoon survey…

January 13, 2022 updates

The TESS-Keck Survey. VIII. Confirmation of a Transiting Giant Planet on an Eccentric 261 Day Orbit with the Automated Planet Finder Telescope https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac415b Evolutionary and Observational Consequences of Dyson Sphere…

January 12, 2022 updates

Pandora mission to study stars and exoplanets continues toward flight https://www.llnl.gov/news/pandora-mission-study-stars-and-exoplanets-continues-toward-flight A pair of Sub-Neptunes transiting the bright K-dwarf TOI-1064 characterised with CHEOPS https://arxiv.org/abs/2201.03570 The chaotic history of the retrograde…

January 11, 2022 updates

Designing a Plasma Flux Compression Generator for Pulsed Nuclear Propulsion https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/1.B38434 Detection of the tidal deformation of WASP-103b at 3 σ with CHEOPS https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/01/aa42196-21/aa42196-21.html Extreme-ultraviolet- and X-Ray-driven Photochemistry of Gaseous…

January 10, 2022 Updates

Multimessenger SETI and Techniques https://iopscience.iop.org/book/978-0-7503-2344-4/chapter/bk978-0-7503-2344-4ch11 The biomedical implications of living off-Earth https://probiologists.com/Uploads/Articles/4_637762685991460487.pdf Erratum: Tidal migration of hot Jupiters: introducing the impact of gravity wave dissipation https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/510/2/3111/6500913?searchresult=1 Strong H2O and CO…

January 7, 2022 updates

Ribozyme Mutagenic Evolution: Mechanisms of Survival https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11084-021-09617-0 Cluster Difference Imaging Photometric Survey. II. TOI 837: A Young Validated Planet in IC 2602 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/abb9ab Unveiling wide-orbit companions to K-type stars in…

January 6, 2022 updates

Supernova Rates and Burial of Organic Matter https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021GL096376 CORALIE radial-velocity search for companions around evolved stars (CASCADES). I. Sample definition and first results: Three new planets orbiting giant stars https://arxiv.org/abs/2201.01528…

January 5, 2022 updates

Spaceflight Virology: What Do We Know about Viral Threats in the Spaceflight Environment? https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2021.0009 Systematic KMTNet Planetary Anomaly Search. II. Six New q < 2 × 10−4 Mass-ratio Planets https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac38ad…

January 4, 2022 updates

On Attitude Dynamics of Electric Solar Wind Sail https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2022-2578 Robust Solar Sail Trajectory Design under Uncertainty with Application to NEA Scout Mission https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2022-1627 Dynamo activity of the K dwarf KOI-883…

January 3, 2022 Updates

A 38 Million Year Old Neptune-Sized Planet in the Kepler Field https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.14776 OGLE-2014-BLG-0319: A Sub-Jupiter-Mass Planetary Event Encountered Degeneracy with Different Mass Ratios and Lens-Source Relative Proper Motions https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.14997

December 30, 2021 updates

Knocking on the Stars: The Philosophical Implications of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence http://clusty.ast.villanova.edu/aprsa/files/mortensen_final.pdf A Review on Human Interplanetary Exploration Challenges https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2022-2585 The Economics of Interstellar Flight https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.13911 Spin-orbit coupling…

December 29, 2021 updates

Divinity academics research societal implications of astrobiology https://www.divinity.cam.ac.uk/researchareas/newsandimpact/astrobiology A Chorus Of Planets https://www.ctinquiry.org/blog/2019/12/10/a-chorus-of-planets Color Catalogue of Life in Ice: Surface Biosignatures on Icy Worlds https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2021.0008

December 28, 2021 updates

About Teaching Students Materials Related to Deep Space Exploration https://www.elibrary.ru/item.asp?id=47231961 Looking for Rings and Tides in Transiting Exoplanets https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/handle/10216/138548 TOI 560 : Two Transiting Planets Orbiting a K Dwarf Validated…

December 27, 2021 Updates

Accreting protoplanets: Spectral signatures and magnitude of gas and dust extinction at H α https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/01/aa37494-20/aa37494-20.html Surface Measurement of a Large Inflatable Reflector in Cryogenic Vacuum https://www.mdpi.com/2304-6732/9/1/1/htm Terrestrial planet formation from…

December 27, 2021 Updates

Accreting protoplanets: Spectral signatures and magnitude of gas and dust extinction at H α https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2022/01/aa37494-20/aa37494-20.html Surface Measurement of a Large Inflatable Reflector in Cryogenic Vacuum https://www.mdpi.com/2304-6732/9/1/1/htm Terrestrial planet formation from…

December 24, 2021 updates

Characterization of exoplanetary atmospheres through a model-unbiased spectral survey methodology https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2022/01/aa40494-21/aa40494-21.html Why is it So Hot in Here? Exploring Population Trends in Spitzer Thermal Emission Observations of Hot Jupiters Using…

December 23, 2021 updates

A rich population of free-floating planets in the Upper Scorpius young stellar association https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-021-01513-x High-resolution detection of neutral oxygen and non-LTE effects in the atmosphere of KELT-9b https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-021-01544-4 A Mid-infrared…

December 22, 2021 updates

LaserSETI Installs 2nd Observatory at Haleakala Observatory https://www.seti.org/press-release/laserseti-installs-2nd-observatory-haleakala-observatory The harsh environment where exoplanets live https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asna.20210099 Atmospheric dynamics of temperate sub-Neptunes. Part I: dry dynamics https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.11108 The GAPS Programme at TNG.…

December 21, 2021 updates

Software to Determine the Sizes and Orbital Inclinations of Planets from the Transit Observation Data https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134/S1063772921120015 Rotation Period Detection for Earth-like Exoplanets https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac36ce On spectroscopic phase-curve retrievals: H2 dissociation and…

December 20, 2021 Updates

Predicting the water content of interstellar objects from galactic star formation histories https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.05773 Estimating fundamental parameters of nearby M dwarfs from SPIRou spectra https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stab3679/6468761?redirectedFrom=fulltext Characterizing the WASP-4 system with TESS…

December 17, 2021 updates

Star Clusters, Planets, Asteroids and Comets in the Light of Big Data http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-3036/paper16.pdf Signatures of strong magnetization and a metal-poor atmosphere for a Neptune-sized exoplanet https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-021-01505-x Identify Light-curve Signals with…

December 16, 2021 updates

Design of a rapid transit to Mars mission using laser-thermal propulsion https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576521006305 Characterizing microlensing planetary system OGLE-2014-BLG-0676Lb with adaptive optics imaging https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.08030 Assessing TESS’s Yield of Rocky Planets Around Nearby…

December 15, 2021 updates

NASA delays launch of Webb telescope to no earlier than Dec. 24 https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/12/14/nasa-delays-launch-of-webb-telescope-to-no-earlier-than-dec-24/ A Search for Analogs of KIC 8462852 (Boyajian’s Star): A Second List of Candidates https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac3416 GRASS: Distinguishing…

December 13, 2021 Updates

The traditional approximation of rotation for rapidly rotating stars and planets II. Deformation and differential rotation https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2021/12/aa41152-21/aa41152-21.html Launch of a time machine https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0262407921022156 Terrestrial Planet Optical Phase Curves. I. Direct…

December 10, 2021 updates

Probable detection of an eruptive filament from a superflare on a solar-type star https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-021-01532-8 The winds of young, Solar-type stars in Coma Berenices and Hercules-Lyra https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stab3557/6458363 Planetary Systems: A Very…

December 9, 2021 updates

A wide-orbit giant planet in the high-mass b Centauri binary system https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-04124-8 Kepler-223 resonance holds information about turbulence during the gas-disk phase https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2021/12/aa42176-21/aa42176-21.html A Wide Planetary Mass Companion Discovered through…

December 8, 2021 updates

Auto-RSM: An automated parameter-selection algorithm for the RSM map exoplanet detection algorithm https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2021/12/aa41446-21/aa41446-21.html Transit Timings Variations in the three-planet system: TOI-270 https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stab3483/6454033 Stellar Surface Inhomogeneities as a Potential Source of…

December 7, 2021 updates

Unbound Close Stellar Encounters in the Solar Neighborhood https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.00852 Astrobiology as a Driver to Connect India’s Public, Scientists, and Space Missions https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/space.2021.0041 Airbus will build ESA’s Ariel exoplanet satellite https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Airbus_will_build_ESA_s_Ariel_exoplanet_satellite…

December 6, 2021 Updates

Evaluation of solid-core thermal antimatter propulsion concepts https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576521005865 Optimal Strategies for Exploring Nearby Stars Https://Www.Centauri-Dreams.Org/2021/12/03/Optimal-Strategies-For-Exploring-Nearby-Stars/ Cold Fusion Based on Matter-Antimatter Plasma Formed in Molecular Crystals https://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation.aspx?paperid=113417 PGNets: Planet mass prediction…

December 3, 2021 updates

GJ 367b: A dense, ultrashort-period sub-Earth planet transiting a nearby red dwarf star https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.aay3253 Around Distant Suns: Stories Inspired by the St Andrews Centre for Exoplanet Science https://www.amazon.com/Around-Distant-Suns-Inspired-Exoplanet/dp/1911486659 If Loud…

December 1, 2021 updates

In Situ Formation of Super-Earth/Sub-Neptune Driven by the Planetary Rotation https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac2cc5 Estimating photoevaporative mass loss of exoplanets with PLATYPOS https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asna.20210105 The GALAH Survey: Improving our understanding of confirmed and candidate…

November 29, 2021 Updates

Chemical abundances of 1111 FGK stars from the HARPS GTO planet search program – IV. Carbon and C/O ratios for Galactic stellar populations and planet hosts https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2021/11/aa41588-21/aa41588-21.html Inflated Eccentric Migration…

November 26, 2021 updates

JWST undamaged from payload processing incident https://spacenews.com/jwst-undamaged-from-payload-processing-incident/ An upper limit on late accretion and water delivery in the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanet system https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-021-01518-6 Application of the mixing length theory to assess…

November 25, 2021 updates

Cross-sections for heavy atmospheres: H2O continuum https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022407321005045 Methanol at the Edge of the Galaxy: New Observations to Constrain the Galactic Habitable Zone https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac27a6 Disintegrating Exoplanets: Creating Size Constraints by Statistically…

November 23, 2021 updates

NASA Provides Update on Webb Telescope Launch https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2021/11/22/nasa-provides-update-on-webb-telescope-launch/ False biosignatures on Mars: anticipating ambiguity https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/jgs/article/doi/10.1144/jgs2021-050/609631 Terraforming Mars (Astrobiology Perspectives on Life in the Universe) http://www.scrivenerpublishing.com/cart/title.php?id=637 Scaling K2. IV. A Uniform…

November 22, 2021 Updates

Detection of pre-industrial societies on exoplanets – ERRATUM https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/detection-of-preindustrial-societies-on-exoplanets-erratum/E3B1C3CF9641609E909FCCE52C026F7E Game Theory in Space: The Equilibrium State of The Universe and Its Implications in Space Law https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c79f25151f4d4725a651548/t/612fd85d2aa7eb15e71dce9d/1630525533148/Game+Theory+in+Space_+The+Equilibrium+State+of+The+Universe+and+Its+Implications+in+Space+Law.pdf Who Will Rise To…

November 19, 2021 updates

The Onset of a Globally Ice-covered State for a Land Planet https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021JE006975 Coronal Mass Ejections and Exoplanets: A Numerical Perspective hhttps://arxiv.org/abs/2111.09704 Exoplanetary Interiors https://arxiv.org/abs/2111.09357 Stellar rotation and its connection to…

November 18, 2021 updates

Nii: a Bayesian orbit retrieval code applied to differential astrometry https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stab3317/6430178 Secular chaos in white-dwarf planetary systems: origins of metal pollution and short-period planetary companions https://arxiv.org/abs/2111.08716 The HD 137496 system:…