Interstellar Updates

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June 14, 2021 updates

Expanding Worldviews: Astrobiology, Big History and Cosmic Perspectives

Towards Revealing the Origin of Life

Principium 33

A computational method for rotating, multi-layer spheroids with internal jumps

The TESS-Keck Survey: Science Goals and Target Selection

June 11, 2021 updates

Presence of water on exomoons orbiting free-floating planets: a case study

The High-energy Spectrum of the Nearby Planet-hosting Inactive Mid-M Dwarf LHS 3844

EDEN: Flare Activity of the Nearby Exoplanet-hosting M Dwarf Wolf 359 Based on K2 and EDEN Light Curves

True Masses of the Long-period Companions to HD 92987 and HD 221420 from Hipparcos–Gaia Astrometry

Should We Lie to Extraterrestrials? A Critique of the Voyager Golden Records

June 10, 2021 updates

Modeling the laser-polymer interaction of laser propulsion systems considering progressive surface removal, thermal decomposition and non-Fourier effect

Planet Hunters TESS III: two transiting planets around the bright G dwarf HD 152843

Uncovering the ultimate planet impostor. An eclipsing brown dwarf in a hierarchical triple with two evolved stars

Role of Surface Gravity Waves in Aquaplanet Ocean Climates

Traversable wormholes in General Relativity without exotic matter

June 8, 2021 updates

A Fresh Approach to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)

High Altitude Limits of Living Things

Venus: key to understanding the evolution of terrestrial planets

Quantum hypothesis testing for exoplanet detection

Thermo-accelerative optimization of relativistic lightsails

Ionization and transport in partially ionized multicomponent plasmas: Application to atmospheres of hot Jupiters

Nutrient Supply to Planetary Biospheres from Anoxic Weathering of Mafic Oceanic Crust

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