March Newsletters and Starcharts

Edwin Rod

Hi Everyone

Please find this month’s newsletters and Starcharts attached. There is some interesting papers looking at Icy moons, and even Mercury.

Current events this week have been moving fast, and have taken away from doing any more of a detailed write up. I have added in a few links and papers about Covid-19 along with the usual astronomy research and news items.

New Zealand is an hour away from a Covid-19 lockdown for 4 weeks maybe longer? Were ready to self isolate here and take care everyone.


Cheers Edwin   

Research papers

The subsurface habitability of small icy exomoons

Repeated Impact-Driven Plume Formation On Enceladus Over Myr Timescales

The pivot energy of Solar Energetic Particles Affecting the Martian surface radiation environment

Europa's Hemispheric Color Dichotomy as a Constraint on Non-synchronous Rotation

The Low Earth Orbit Satellite Population and Impacts of the SpaceX Starlink Constellation

The chaotic terrains of Mercury

Earths polar night boundary layer as an analogue

Evolutionary history, potential intermediate animal host, andcross-species analyses of SARS-CoV-2

No credible evidence supporting claims of the laboratory engineering of SARS-CoV-2

Venusian Habitable Climate Scenarios

Atmospheric compositions and observability of nitrogen dominated ultra-short period super-Earths

A probabilistic analysis of the Fermi paradox in terms of the Drake formula

TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Atmosphere Intercomparison

The interior and atmosphere of the habitable-zone exoplanet K2-18b

Observational Constraints on the Great Filter

Indexing Exoplanets with Physical Conditions Potentially Suitable for Rock-Dependent Extremophiles

Dust depleted inner disks in a large sample of transition disks through long-baseline ALMA observations

a Meteoritic Protein containing Iron and Lithium

The UV surface habitability of Proxima b

Two planets on the opposite sides of the radius gap transiting the nearby M dwarf LP 729-54

Disentangling Atmospheric Compositions of K2-18 b

Will recent advances in AI result in a paradigm shift in Astrobiology and SETI

An education & outreach tool for exploring the diversity of planets like our own

Proxima Centauri b A Strong Case for including Cosmic-Ray-induced Chemistry

The Atmospheres of Rocky Exoplanets