November 2020 News and Research

Edwin Rod

Hi everyone

Please find all the usual star chart’s and newsletters attached along with a few interesting bits of research.

There is a good look at the search for the proposed outer ice giant this month and some great ones looking at habitable planets too.  The Leo labs tool looking at orbiting objects is lots of fun to have a look at.


Cheers Edwin


Research papers

Hydrogen recombination line luminosities and -variability from forming planets

An Integrated Analysis with Predictions on the Architecture of the tau Ceti Planetary System

Hydrogen dominated atmospheres on terrestrial mass planets

A Targeted Shift-Stacking Search for Planet Nine and Distant TNOs in the Galactic Plane

The Occurrence of Rocky Habitable Zone Planets Around Solar-Like Stars from Kepler Data

Volume-Complete Sample of Mid-to-Late M dwarfs within 15 Parsecs

Water abundance at the surface of C-complex main-belt asteroids

Stellar occultations enable milliarcsecond astrometry for Trans-Neptunian objects and Centaurs

Modelling the atmosphere of lava planet K2-141b

SPECULOOS Ultracool Dwarf Transit Survey

Statistical Properties of Superflares on Solar-type Stars

Generalized Stoichiometry and Biogeochemistry for Astrobiological Applications

Clouds in Exoplanetary Atmospheres

The Effect of Land Albedo on the Climate of Land-Dominated Planets in the TRAPPIST-1 System

The Occurrence of Rocky Habitable Zone Planets Around Solar-Like Stars from Kepler Data

The Demographics of Exoplanets

Re-analysis of Phosphine in Venus' Clouds

Observability of ultraviolet N I lines in the atmosphere of transiting Earth-like planets

Evidence for geologically recent explosive volcanism in Elysium Planitia, Mars

Terraforming the dwarf planet Ceres

The Ultimately Large Telescope

Kernel Phase and Coronagraphy with Automatic Differentiation

Presumptuous Philosopher Proves Panspermia

A terrestrial-mass rogue planet candidate detected in the shortest-timescale microlensing event

Hubble WFC3 Spectroscopy of the Habitable-zone Super-Earth LHS 1140 b

Brightness modulations of our nearest terrestrial planet Venus reveal atmospheric super-rotation rather than surface features

New Horizons Observations of the Cosmic Optical Background

Methane as a dominant absorber in the habitable-zone sub-Neptune K2-18 b

Interesting News items


CENTRAL STAR PARTY. Thu 14th – Mon 18th January 2021. Four days/nights of tenting/bunk rooms, excellent astronomy talks and
telescope viewing! Tuki Tuki Camp site, 70 Moore Rd, Haumoana, Hawkes Bay. .

STARDATE – SOUTH ISLAND. Waitangi weekend, Fri 5th -Mon 8th February 2021. Staveley. Keep an eye on

STARDATE. Fri 12 and Sat 13 February 2021, at Stonehenge. Phoenix Astronomical Society. Contact secretary@...

Astronomers find 139 new minor planets in the outer solar system

NASA's Webb To Examine Objects in the Graveyard of the Solar System

Why sleep experts say it’s time to ditch daylight saving time

How giant planets turn gas to metal

Americans searching 'how to move to NZ' skyrockets during a tight election race

Why is Australia chock-full of poisonous creatures

On 300 Million Habitable Zone Planets

One of my favorite area's

Radioactive Elements May Be Crucial To The Habitability Of Rocky Planets

NSF begins planning for decommissioning of Arecibo Observatory’s 305-meter telescope due to safety concerns

Low Earth Orbit Visualization

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