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 9, 2021 updates

Stable Morris Thorne wormholes supported by non-exotic matter
https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S021988782150170X

Infrastructure Design Concepts for Space Permanence
https://www.proquest.com/openview/4fca83dcd733e27e9e80b2e2b10c0e00/1

Expert habitat: a colonization conjecture for exoplanetary habitability via penalized multi-objective optimization-based candidate validation
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1140/epjs/s11734-021-00208-8

Goldilocks planets ‘with a tilt’ may develop more complex life
https://phys.org/news/2021-07-goldilocks-planets-tilt-complex-life.html

On the applicability of Benford law to exoplanetary and asteroid data
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1384107621000865

New Giant Planet beyond the Snow Line for an Extended MOA Exoplanet Microlens Sample
https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.03400

The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs — Planet occurrence rates from a subsample of 71 stars
https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.03802

July 8, 2021 updates

Joining the “Galactic Club”: What Price Admission? – A hypothetical case study of the impact of human rights on a future accession of humanity to interstellar civilisation networks
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0016328721001105

The Second Discovery from the COol Companions ON Ultrawide orbiTS (COCONUTS) Program: A Cold Wide-Orbit Exoplanet around a Young Field M Dwarf at 10.9 pc
https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.02805

An internal heating mechanism operating in ultra-short-period planets orbiting magnetically active stars
https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.03044

Spitzer phase curve observations and circulation models of the inflated ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-76b
https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.03349

Furthering a Comprehensive SETI Bibliography
https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.02887

July 7, 2021 updates

Exoplanet Watch
https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/exoplanet-watch/about-exoplanet-watch/overview/

The HD 206893 planetary system seen with VLT/SPHERE – Upper limit on the dust albedo and constraints on additional companions A34
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2021/07/aa39518-20/aa39518-20.html

Planet Occurrence Rate Correlated to Stellar Dynamical History: Evidence from Kepler and Gaia
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac00ad

Interstellar Now! Missions to Explore Nearby Interstellar Objects
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S027311772100538X

July 6, 2021 updates

Solar evolution and extrema: current state of understanding of long-term solar variability and its planetary impacts
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40645-021-00430-x

Kepler K2 Campaign 9 – I. Candidate short-duration events from the first space-based survey for planetary microlensing
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/505/4/5584/6315707

On the detection of free-floating planets through microlensing towards the Magellanic Clouds
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/mnras/stab1907/6316130

The Architecture of Multiplanet Systems as a Tracer of Their Formation Mechanisms
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ac0b3d

The Propagation of Strong Shocks into Planetary and Stellar Atmospheres
https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.01701