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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May 7, 2021 updates

Modal Analysis of Electric sail
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576521002277

The post-main-sequence fate of the HR 8799 planetary system
https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.02243

Grid of Pseudo-2D Chemistry Models for Tidally-Locked Exoplanets. I. The Role of Vertical and Horizontal Mixing
https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.02245

Creep Tide Model for the 3-Body Problem. The rotational evolution of a circumbinary planet
https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.02336

Detecting General Relativistic Orbital Precession in Transiting Hot Jupiters
https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.02555

May 6, 2021 updates

A fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Making approach for Exo-Planetary Habitability
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2213133721000251

Massive search of spot- and facula-crossing events in 1598 exoplanetary transit lightcurves
https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.01704

TOI-220 b: a warm sub-Neptune discovered by TESS
https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.01944

TESS and HARPS reveal two sub-Neptunes around TOI 1062
https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.01945

exoplanet: Gradient-based probabilistic inference for exoplanet data & other astronomical time series
https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.01994

May 4, 2021 updates

In-Situ Exploration of Objects on Oort Cloud Comet Orbits: OCCs, Manxes, ISOs
https://baas.aas.org/pub/2021n4i282/release/1

New Frontiers Mission Concept Study to Explore Oort Cloud Comets
https://baas.aas.org/pub/2021n4i344/release/1

Astrobiology at APL—On the Path to Discovery
https://www.jhuapl.edu/Content/techdigest/pdf/V35-N04/35-04-Craft.pdf

ARES V: No Evidence For Molecular Absorption in the HST WFC3 Spectrum of GJ 1132 b
https://arxiv.org/abs/2104.01873

Sending a Spacecraft to Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov
https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.06348

ACCESS & LRG-BEASTS: a precise new optical transmission spectrum of the ultrahot Jupiter WASP-103b
https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.00012

Exomoons in Systems with a Strong Perturber: Applications to α Cen AB
https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.00034

The sub-Neptune desert and its dependence on stellar type: Controlled by lifetime X-ray irradiation
https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.00142

Shellspec39 — a tool for modelling the spectra, light curves, and images of interacting binaries and exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.00346

True Polar Wander on Dynamic Planets: Approximative Methods vs. Full Solution
https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.00753

The ultra-hot-Jupiter KELT-16 b: Dynamical Evolution and Atmospheric Properties
https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.00889

Superadiabaticity in Jupiter and giant planet interiors
https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.00961

May 3, 2021 updates

Comet Interceptor
https://www.cometinterceptor.space/

The TOLIMAN space telescope: discovering exoplanets in the solar neighbourhood
https://spie.org/Publications/Proceedings/Paper/10.1117/12.2563081

Kleos Space develops tool for in-space manufacturing of large structures
https://spacenews.com/kleos-in-space-manufacturing/

Moral Circle Expansion: A Promising Strategy to Impact the Far Future
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016328721000641

Absorption in exoplanet atmospheres: Combining experimental and theoretical databases to facilitate calculations of the molecular opacities of water
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022407321002016

Resonant Chains of Exoplanets: Libration Centers for Three-body Angles
https://arxiv.org/abs/2104.14665

Planetary interior and habitability of exoplanets: Recent developments
https://arxiv.org/abs/2104.14668

TOI-269 b: An eccentric sub-Neptune transiting a M2 dwarf revisited with ExTrA
https://arxiv.org/abs/2104.14782

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