Interstellar Updates

These are items of interest to the interstellar exploration community that we’ve found in our quest for information that will help us advance toward our goals.  If you know of anything we’ve overlooked, or any sources of such information we should monitor, or if you would like to be added to our IRG-updates mailing list and receive these updates in you email every weekday, please send that information to info@irg.space.

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July 27, 2021 updates

The Galileo Project
https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/galileo

For the 71st IAC System Engineering a Solar Thermal Propulsion Mission Concept for Rapid Interstellar Medium Access
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42423-021-00077-2

TOI-1259Ab – a gas giant planet with 2.7 per cent deep transits and a bound white dwarf companion
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stab2129/6329054

A Mission to Nature’s Telescope for High-Resolution Imaging of an Exoplanet
https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.11473

Revealing the Vertical Cloud Structure of a young low-mass Brown Dwarf, an analog to the beta-Pictoris b directly-imaged exoplanet, through Keck I/MOSFIRE spectro-photometric variability
https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.12368

July 23, 2021 updates

A Framework for Investigating Rules of Life by Establishing Zones of Influence
https://academic.oup.com/icb/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/icb/icab169/6326619

Which Milky Way Globular Clusters Might Have Favored an Extraterrestrial Civilization?
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/ac1602

Chemical equilibrium between Cores, Mantles, and Atmospheres of Super-Earths and Sub-Neptunes, and Implications for their Compositions, Interiors and Evolution
https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.10405

Planets Across Space and Time (PAST). II: Catalog and Analyses of the LAMOST-Gaia-Kepler Stellar Kinematic Properties
https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.10704

July 21, 2021 updates

Phosphine on Venus Cannot Be Explained by Conventional Processes
https://liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ast.2020.2352

The NEID Spectrograph
https://neid.psu.edu/

Constraints on the nearby exoplanet ϵ Indi Ab from deep near- and mid-infrared imaging limits
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2021/07/aa40730-21/aa40730-21.html

Confirmation of the Long-Period Planet Orbiting Gliese 411 and the Detection of a New Planet Candidate
https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.09087

Into the Storm: Diving into the winds of the ultra hot Jupiter WASP-76 b with HARPS and ESPRESSO
https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.09530

Why do more massive stars host larger planets?
https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.09534

Light-Sail Photonic Design for Fast-Transit Earth Orbital Maneuvering and Interplanetary Flight
https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.09121

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