Author: Doug Loss

May 24, 2018 updates

Overload control of artificial gravity facility using spinning tether system for high eccentricity transfer orbits https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576517313681 Habitability Classification of Exoplanets: A Machine Learning Insight https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.08810 Phantom Inflated Planets in Occurrence…

May 23, 2018 updates

Preliminary results of magnetic field measurements on multi-coil magnetic sail in laboratory experiment https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0042207X17315075 A Summary of Recent NASA’s Electric Sail Propulsion System Investigations https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdf/10.2514/6.2018-1536 An Advanced Composites-Based Solar Sail…

May 22, 2018 updates

Temporary microglia-depletion after cosmic radiation modifies phagocytic activity and prevents cognitive deficits https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-26039-7#Sec1 Future of Space Travel Through VARIES and VASIMR http://www.gjaet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/FUTURE-OF-SPACE-TRAVEL-THROUGH-VARIES-AND-VASIMR.pdf The SpaceDrive Project–First Results on EMDrive and Mach-Effect…

May 21, 2018 updates

Exoplanet Terra Incognita http://www3.leibniz-kis.de/~sveta/papers/2018_berdyugina_etal_terra_incognita.pdf Preparing the NIRSpec/JWST science data calibration: from ground testing to sky https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.06922 TDEM final report: Enhanced direct imaging exoplanet detection with astrometry mass determination https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.06933 Scientific…

May 18, 2018 updates

Gradations of Panspermia http://geopolicraticus.tumblr.com/post/174016333357/gradations-of-panspermia House appropriations bill partially restores WFIRST funding http://spacenews.com/house-appropriations-bill-partially-restores-wfirst-funding/ Sun flux variation due to the effects of orbiting planets. Case of study of a non-compact planetary system…

May 17, 2018 updates

Radiation Pressure on a Diffractive Sailcraft https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.02940 Measurements of Radiation Pressure owing to the Grating Momentum https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.04774 Flying on a Rainbow: A Solar-Driven Diffractive Sailcraft https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.05864 Expanding cosmological civilizations on…

May 16, 2018 updates

Dynamical Constraints on Nontransiting Planets Orbiting TRAPPIST-1 http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aabee8 Theoretical validation of potential habitability via analytical and boosted tree methods: An optimistic study on recently discovered exoplanets https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213133717301105 Large Scale Searches…

May 15, 2018 updates

Astrobiology, Discovery, and Societal Impact https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108556941 Exo-Milankovitch Cycles II: Climates of G-dwarf Planets in Dynamically Hot Systems https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00283 An 8 Mearth super-Earth in a 2.2 day orbit around the K5V…

May 14, 2018 updates

Project Dragonfly: Sail to the stars https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576517319136 Nanophotonic light sails for relativistic spaceflight by high-power laser beams https://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?uri=CLEO_QELS-2018-FF1H.6 Materials challenges for the Starshot lightsail https://www.nature.com/articles/s41563-018-0075-8 Propulsion system (possibly applicable to…

May 11, 2018 updates

Exoplanet Biosignatures: Understanding Oxygen as a Biosignature in the Context of Its Environment https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1727 Decoding Alien Intelligence Workshop Guest Papers https://daiworkshop.seti.org/guest-papers Decoding Alien Intelligence Workshop White Papers https://daiworkshop.seti.org/white-papers Statistical Trends…

May 10, 2018 updates

Exploring Kepler Giant Planets in the Habitable Zone https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.03370 Evidence of a Sub-Saturn around EPIC~211945201 https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.03466 Spinup and Disruption of Interstellar Asteroids by Mechanical Torques, and Implications for 1I/2017 U1…

May 9, 2018 updates

Atmospheric Seasonality as an Exoplanet Biosignature http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aac171/meta The Super Earth-Cold Jupiter Relations https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.02660 Limb Darkening and Planetary Transits II: Intensity profile correction factors for a grid of model stellar atmospheres…

May 8, 2018 updates

K2-141 b A 5-M⊕ super-Earth transiting a K7 V star every 6.7 h https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2018/04/aa32217-17 First direct detection of a polarized companion outside of a resolved circumbinary disk around CS Cha…

May 7, 2018 updates

Exoplanet Biosignatures: A Review of Remotely Detectable Signs of Life https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1729 An absolute sodium abundance for a cloud-free ‘hot Saturn’ exoplanet https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0101-7 A Methane Extension to the Classical Habitable Zone…

May 4, 2018 updates

Indifferently Spacefaring Civilizations https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2018/05/04/indifferently-spacefaring-civilizations/ Dusty disc-planet interaction with dust-free simulations https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00940 An Estimate of the Yield of Single-Transit Planetary Events from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00956 Multi-band high resolution…

May 3, 2018 updates

Modular Active Self-Assembling Space Telescope Swarms https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2018_Phase_I_Phase_II/Modular_Active_Self-Assembling_Space_Telescope_Swarms Pulsed Fission-Fusion (PuFF) Propulsion Concept https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2018_Phase_I_Phase_II/PulsedFission-Fusion_Propulsion_Concept A Breakthrough Propulsion Architecture for Interstellar Precursor Missions https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2018_Phase_I_Phase_II/Breakthrough_Propulsion_Architecture_for_Interstellar_Precursor_Missions Direct Multipixel Imaging and Spectroscopy of an Exoplanet…

May 2, 2018 updates

Moonfalls: Collisions between the Earth and its past moons https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00019 Planet Populations as a Function of Stellar Properties https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00023 Global Climate and Atmospheric Composition of the Ultra-Hot Jupiter WASP-103b from…

May 1, 2018 updates

Space Settlement: What’s the Rush? https://www.academia.edu/attachments/56028915/download_file?s=work_strip How Will An Organism Get to Space? https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/presentation/f7b5/781cffb29cedf4291321e22fe6f4b76c69fa.pdf Absolute densities in exoplanetary systems. Photodynamical modelling of Kepler-138. https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/sty1050/4987222 Mars’ growth stunted by an early…

April 30, 2018 updates

Robo-AO Kepler Survey V: The effect of physically associated stellar companions on planetary systems https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.10208 Limb and gravity-darkening coefficients for the TESS satellite at several metallicities, surface gravities, and microturbulent…

April 27, 2018 updates

SPECULOOS – (Search for Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars) http://www.speculoos.uliege.be/cms/c_3272698/en/speculoos-portail Planet seeding and lithopanspermia through gas-assisted capture of interstellar objects https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.09716 Microlensing planets in the light of the second data release…

April 26, 2018 updates

Crystal structure and equation of state of Fe-Si alloys at super-Earth core conditions http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/4/eaao5864 Water Partitioning in Planetary Embryos and Protoplanets with Magma Oceans https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.09294 Measuring Planetary Atmospheric Dynamics with…

April 25, 2018 updates

The potential habitability of TRAPPIST-1—no aliens yet, but a lot of data https://phys.org/news/2018-04-potential-habitability-trappist-1no-aliens-lot.html Debris Disks: Probing Planet Formation https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.08636 Exoplanets: past, present, and future https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.08907 Retired A Stars Revisited: An…

April 24, 2018 updates

Radio Emission from the Exoplanetary System epsilon Eridani http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aab3cb Biases in Planet Occurrence Caused by Unresolved Binaries in Transit Surveys https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.07764 GPI spectra of HR 8799 c, d, and e…

April 23, 2018 updates

A Thought Experiment Relevant to the Fermi Paradox https://geopolicraticus.wordpress.com/2018/04/21/a-thought-experiment-relevant-to-the-fermi-paradox/ Exoplanet Biosignatures: A Framework for Their Assessment https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1737 Woodpeckers and Diamonds: Some Aspects of Evolutionary Convergence in Astrobiology https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1741 An Accurate…

April 20, 2018 updates

The GAPS Programme with HARPS-N at TNG XVII. Line profile indicators and kernel regression as diagnostics of radial-velocity variations due to stellar activity in solar-like stars https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.07039 The Peculiar Atmospheric…

April 19, 2018 updates

Increased Tidal Dissipation Using Advanced Rheological Models: Implications for Io and Tidally Active Exoplanets http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aab784 Stellar Photospheric Abundances as a Probe of Disks and Planets https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.06414 ALMA resolves CI emission…

April 18, 2018 updates

The GALAH survey: An abundance, age, and kinematic inventory of the solar neighbourhood made with TGAS https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05869 Venus as an Analog for Hot Earths https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05889 Interferometric diameters of five evolved…

April 17, 2018 updates

A Serendipitous MWA Search for Narrowband Signals from ‘Oumuamua http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aab359/meta Wavelet based speckle suppression for exoplanet imaging – Application of a de-noising technique in the time domain https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05063 Ultra-short-period planets…

April 16, 2018 updates

New inner boundaries of the habitable zones around M dwarfs https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X18301985 Binary companions of evolved stars in APOGEE DR14: Search method and catalog of ~5,000 companions https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.04662 Puzzling out the…

April 13, 2018 updates

TESS readies for takeoff https://news.mit.edu/2018/tess-readies-takeoff-discover-exoplanets-0412 Earth as an Exoplanet https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.04138 Mars’ Growth Stunted by an Early Giant Planet Instability https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.04233 X-Ray Ionization of Planet-Opened Gaps in Protostellar Disks https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.04265 The…

April 12, 2018 updates

The cosmic gorilla effect or the problem of undetected non terrestrial intelligent signals https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S009457651731706X On The Lack of Circumbinary Planets Orbiting Isolated Binary Stars https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.03676 Confirming Variability in the Secondary…

April 11, 2018 updates

What is Alpha Centauri hiding? Searches for Earth-like planets ramp up around our nearest stellar neighbor https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/04/what-alpha-centauri-hiding-searches-earth-planets-ramp-around-our-nearest-stellar Finding and Characterizing Other Worlds: the Thermal-IR ELT Opportunity https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.03218 The HADES RV…

April 10, 2018 updates

Spectroscopic Characterization of Key Aromatic Molecules: A Route toward The Origin of Life https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5881883/ Interstellar Colonization http://www.ideefiks.utwente.nl/wp_base/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Interstellar-colonization_technolab2017.pdf Policy options for the radio detectability of Earth https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.01885 UKIRT-2017-BLG-001Lb: A Giant Planet…

April 9, 2018 updates

The Gravitational Threshold of Spacefaring Civilizations http://geopolicraticus.tumblr.com/post/172681556712/the-gravitational-threshold-of-spacefaring Space Exploration: It’s Impact on Society–A Critical Review http://www.ijater.com/files/NCRTSTM_01_18.pdf The Traveling-Wave Tube in the History of Telecommunication https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.11497 Spacedrives and Conservation Laws https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/full/10.2514/1.A34116…

April 6, 2018 updates

Advanced Diffractive MetaFilm Sailcraft https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2018_Phase_I_Phase_II/Advanced_Diffractive_MetaFilm_Sailcraft Planetary population synthesis https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.01532 HATS-39b, HATS-40b, HATS-41b, and HATS-42b: Three Inflated Hot Jupiters and a Super-Jupiter Transiting F Stars https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.01623 SOPHIE velocimetry of Kepler transit…

April 5, 2018 updates

An Empirical Planetesimal Belt Radius – Stellar Luminosity Relation https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.01094 Formation of Planetary Populations I: Metallicity & Envelope Opacity Effects https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.01148 Interstellar communication. X. The colors of optical SETI https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.01249…

April 4, 2018 updates

Giant Planets: Good Neighbors for Habitable Worlds? http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aaaf72 On the Biohabitability of M-dwarf Planets http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aaae6e Exploring H2O Prominence in Reflection Spectra of Cool Giant Planets https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.00662 The direct imaging search…

April 3, 2018 updates

Astrobiology, Discovery, and Societal Impact https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=lang_en&id=nSVTDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA1&dq=interstellar+exploration&ots=AAuWewmA-1&sig=vf_I5XTST6vFRhhEYoOF8nEW6Do#v=onepage&q=interstellar%20exploration&f=false http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/physics/computational-science-and-modelling/astrobiology-discovery-and-societal-impact?format=HB&isbn=9781108426763 Planetary Systems and the Origins of Life https://epdf.tips/planetary-systems-and-the-origins-of-life-cambridge-astrobiology.html General Relativistic Gravity Machine using Electromagneto-Torsion Field https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mario_Pinheiro/publication/323935548_General_Relativistic_Gravity_Machine_using_Electromagneto-Torsion_Field/links/5ab38489aca27217100261c3/General-Relativistic-Gravity-Machine-using-Electromagneto-Torsion-Field.pdf The physics and chemistry of planetary atmospheres…

April 2, 2018 updates

PROCSIMA: Diffractionless Beamed Propulsion for Breakthrough Interstellar Missions https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2018_Phase_I_Phase_II/PROCSIMA Update on the Worsening Particle Radiation Environment Observed by CRaTER and Implications for Future Human Deep‐Space Exploration https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017SW001803 Kepler’s Earth-like Planets…

March 30, 2018 updates

Computer-aided discovery of debris disk candidates: A case study using the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) catalog https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213133717300197 High-energy environment of super-Earth 55 Cnc e I: Far-UV chromospheric variability as…

March 29, 2018 updates

Worlds First Interstellar Summer School Announced https://i4is.org/worlds-first-summer-interstellar-summer-school-announced/ Breakthrough Discuss Conference 2018 http://breakthroughinitiatives.org/events/discuss MBR Space Settlement Challenge https://www.guaana.com/funding/grants/mbrchallenge/details First space mission dedicated to exoplanet atmospheres gets green light https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03445-5 Dynamical Analysis…

March 28, 2018 updates

WFIRST work continues despite budget and schedule uncertainty http://spacenews.com/wfirst-work-continues-despite-budget-and-schedule-uncertainty/ An Earth-sized exoplanet with a Mercury-like composition https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-018-0420-5 A Universal Break in the Planet-to-star Mass-ratio Function of Kepler MKG Stars http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aab6ac…

March 27, 2018 updates

Life in the Universe https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/59430 Geocentrism and the Astrobiological Context of the Human Condition http://geopolicraticus.tumblr.com/post/172303464882/geocentrism-and-the-astrobiological-context-of-the NASA reveals major delay for $8-billion Hubble successor https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03863-5 Decrease in Hysteresis of Planetary Climate…

March 26, 2018 updates

New Assumptions to Guide SETI Research https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20180001925.pdf The Relation Between Arrested Civilizations and Their Biospheres http://geopolicraticus.tumblr.com/post/172215561112/the-relation-between-arrested-civilizations-and OSIRIS-REx Encounters Earth: Signatures of a Habitable World https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2018/pdf/1240.pdf A comprehensive understanding of planet…

March 23, 2018 updates

Fingerprinting Non-Terran Biosignatures https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/ast.2017.1712 Organic Haze as a Biosignature in Anoxic Earth-like Atmospheres https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2017.1666 The Effect of Varying Atmospheric Pressure upon Habitability and Biosignatures of Earth-like Planets https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2016.1632 The Habitability…

March 22, 2018 updates

A Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) toward the Galactic Anticenter with the Murchison Widefield Array http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aab363 KELT-22Ab: A Massive Hot Jupiter Transiting a Near Solar Twin https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07559 Optimal Target Stars…

March 21, 2018 updates

First space mission dedicated to exoplanet atmospheres gets green light https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03445-5 The Dinosaur in the Detail: High Order Harmonics in the Light Curves of Eccentric Planetary Systems https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07078 On the…

March 20, 2018 updates

Inward migration of the TRAPPIST-1 planets as inferred from their water-rich compositions https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-018-0411-6 Relativistic Spacecraft Propelled by Directed Energy http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaafd2 A Population Study of Gaseous Exoplanets https://arxiv.org/abs/1704.05413 Robo-AO Kepler Survey.…

March 19, 2018 updates

The Telltale Heartbeat: Detection and Characterization of Eccentric Orbiting Planets via Tides on their Host Star https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.05917 Earth: Atmospheric Evolution of a Habitable Planet https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.05967 Orbital migration and Resonance Offset…

March 16, 2018 updates

Using Ground-Based Telescopes to Mature Key Technologies and Advance Science for Future NASA Exoplanet Direct Imaging Missions https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.05453 Detection of Exoplanets Using the Transit Method https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.05565 The GAPS Programme with…

March 15, 2018 updates

The Transiting Exoplanet Community Early Release Science Program for JWST https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.04985 Stellar obliquities and magnetic activities of Planet-Hosting Stars and Eclipsing Binaries based on Transit Chord Correlation https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.05000 Three small…

March 14, 2018 updates

Possible Photometric Signatures of Moderately Advanced Civilizations: The Clarke Exobelt http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aaae66 Spitzer Opens New Path to Break Classic Degeneracy for Jupiter-Mass Microlensing Planet OGLE-2017-BLG-1140Lb https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.04437 Key Technology Challenges for the…

March 13, 2018 updates

Interstellar communication. II. Application to the solar gravitational lens https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576517311712 The optimisation of low-acceleration interstellar relativistic rocket trajectories using genetic algorithms (not new, but interesting) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576516308827 Limits and signatures of…

March 12, 2018 updates

How to Build a Starship https://medium.com/@jnnielsen/how-to-build-a-starship-87aecfa22828 Exoplanets around Low-mass Stars Unveiled by K2 http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa9c1/meta Shallow Transits—Deep Learning. I. Feasibility Study of Deep Learning to Detect Periodic Transits of Exoplanets http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaae05…

March 9, 2018 updates

Energy of Extra-Terrestrial Civilizations according to Evo-SETI Theory https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576517314200 Exoplanet’s Figure and Its Interior https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0275106218300080 Atmospheric dynamics and habitability range in Earth-like aquaplanets obliquity simulations https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103517305407 Vacancies in MgO at…

March 7, 2018 updates

Atmospheric reconnaissance of the habitable-zone Earth-sized planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-017-0374-z The First Planetary Microlensing Event with Two Microlensed Source Stars http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaadfa Deep and wide gaps by super Earths in low-viscosity…

March 6, 2018 updates

JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE Integration and Test Challenges Have Delayed Launch and Threaten to Push Costs Over Cap https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690413.pdf New Constraints on Gliese 876—Exemplar of Mean-motion Resonance http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa894 Habitable Evaporated…

March 5, 2018 updates

Three Small Planets Transiting a Hyades Star http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa841 HATS-36b and 24 Other Transiting/Eclipsing Systems from the HATSouth-K2 Campaign 7 Program http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa8e6 K2-155: A Bright Metal-poor M Dwarf with Three Transiting…

March 2, 2018 updates

The Complete Transmission Spectrum of WASP-39b with a Precise Water Constraint http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hvi/uploads/science_paper/file_attachment/309/published_AJ_WASP_39b_paper.pdf Continuous reorientation of synchronous terrestrial planets due to mantle convection https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0071-2 A System of Three Super Earths Transiting…

March 1, 2018 updates

Dependence of the Onset of the Runaway Greenhouse Effect on the Latitudinal Surface Water Distribution of Earth-Like Planets http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017JE005383/full Occurrence Rates from Direct Imaging Surveys https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.10132 KELT: The Kilodegree Extremely…

February 28, 2018 updates

Habitable Evaporated Cores and the Occurrence of Panspermia near the Galactic Center https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.06692 About 30% of Sun-like Stars Have Kepler-like Planetary Systems: A Study of their Intrinsic Architecture https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09526 Identifying…

February 27, 2018 updates

Populations of planets in multiple star systems https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.08693 EPIC247098361b: a transiting warm Saturn on an eccentric P=11.2 days orbit around a V=9.9 star https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.08865 Stability Limits of Circumbinary Planets: Is…

February 21, 2018 updates

Vive la radiorésistance!: converging research in radiobiology and biogerontology to enhance human radioresistance for deep space exploration and colonization https://phys.org/news/2018-02-team-publishes-roadmap-radioresistance-space.html https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.24461 Jupiter Analogues Orbit Stars with an Average Metallicity Close…

February 20, 2018 update

Kernel-nulling for a robust direct interferometric detection of extrasolar planets https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.06252 Discovery of a bright microlensing event with planetary features towards the Taurus region: a super Earth planet https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.06659 Thorough…

February 19, 2018 update

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite arrives at Kennedy Space Center for launch http://www.spacenewsfeed.com/index.php/news/796-nasa-s-transiting-exoplanet-survey-satellite-arrives-at-kennedy-space-center-for-launch Atomic oxygen ions as ionospheric biomarkers on exoplanets https://phys.org/news/2018-02-oxygen-ionosphere-biomarker-exoplanets.html https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-017-0375-y Spectra of Earth-like Planets Through Geological Evolution…