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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December 24, 2018 updates

Extraterrestrial Preservation of Terrestrial Heritage
http://geopolicraticus.tumblr.com/post/181304807197/extraterrestrial-preservation-of-terrestrial

A transiting super-Earth close to the inner edge of the habitable zone of an M0 dwarf star
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/sty3467/5259110

Orbital Motion of the Wide Planetary-Mass Companion GSC 6214-210 b: No Evidence for Dynamical Scattering
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.08860

Detection and characterization of an ultra-dense sub-Neptune planet orbiting the Sun-like star HD 119130
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.09242

The discovery of WASP-134b, WASP-134c, WASP-137b, WASP-143b and WASP-146b: three hot Jupiters and a pair of warm Jupiters orbiting Solar-type stars
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.09264

Experimental test of a 40 cm-long R=100 000 spectrometer for exoplanet characterisation
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.09272

December 21, 2018 updates

An Astrobiology Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe
https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25252/an-astrobiology-strategy-for-the-search-for-life-in-the-universe

Bright Opportunities for Atmospheric Characterization of Small Planets: Masses and Radii of K2-3 b, c, d and GJ3470 b from Radial Velocity Measurements and Spitzer Transits
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.08241

Kepler-730: A hot Jupiter system with a close-in, transiting, Earth-sized planet
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.08358

Juliet: a versatile modelling tool for transiting and non-transiting exoplanetary systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.08549

NASA and the Search for Technosignatures: A Report from the NASA Technosignatures Workshop
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.08681

December 20, 2018 updates

K2-264: A transiting multi-planet system in the Praesepe open cluster
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/sty3464/5255202

The Atmospheric Radiation Interaction Simulator (AtRIS) – Description and Validation
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018JA026042

The early instability scenario: terrestrial planet formation during the giant planet instability, and the effect of collisional fragmentation
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.07590

HATS-54b-HATS-58Ab: five new transiting hot Jupiters including one with a possible temperate companion
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.07668

Circumstellar dust distribution in systems with two planets in resonance
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.07698

Modeling star-planet interactions in far-out planetary and exoplanetary systems
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.07767

SPHERE dynamical and spectroscopic characterization of HD142527B
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.07814

Detection of Periodicity Based on Independence Tests – IV. Phase Distance Correlation Periodogram for Two-Dimensional Astrometry
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.07928

The independent discovery of planet candidates around low mass stars and astrophysical false positives from the first two TESS sectors
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.08145

TVIW updates

Climate Sensitivity to Carbon Dioxide and the Moist Greenhouse Threshold of Earth-like Planets under an Increasing Solar Forcing
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aaea5f

A search for accreting young companions embedded in circumstellar disks: High-contrast Hα imaging with VLT/SPHERE
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.06993

Systematic Serendipity: A Test of Unsupervised Machine Learning as a Method for Anomaly Detection
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.07156

ACCESS: Ground-based Optical Transmission Spectroscopy of the Hot Jupiter WASP-4b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.07177

Spectral and orbital characterisation of the directly imaged giant planet HIP 65426 b
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.07198

A new class of Super-Earths formed from high-temperature condensates: HD219134 b, 55 Cnc e, WASP-47 e
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.07222

Masses and radii for the three super-Earths orbiting GJ 9827, and implications for the composition of small exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.07302

Time’s arrow and life’s origin
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.01783