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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
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.09231

Repeated Impact-Driven Plume Formation On Enceladus Over Myr Timescales
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.07866

The pivot energy of Solar Energetic Particles Affecting the Martian surface radiation environment
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.06603

Europa's Hemispheric Color Dichotomy as a Constraint on Non-synchronous Rotation
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.06680

The Low Earth Orbit Satellite Population and Impacts of the SpaceX Starlink Constellation
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.07446

The chaotic terrains of Mercury
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-59885-5
https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2020/03/17/an-unusual-look-at-mercury/

Earths polar night boundary layer as an analogue
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.06306

Evolutionary history, potential intermediate animal host, andcross-species analyses of SARS-CoV-2
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jmv.25731

No credible evidence supporting claims of the laboratory engineering of SARS-CoV-2
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/22221751.2020.1733440

Venusian Habitable Climate Scenarios
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.05704

Atmospheric compositions and observability of nitrogen dominated ultra-short period super-Earths
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.05354

A probabilistic analysis of the Fermi paradox in terms of the Drake formula
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.04802

TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Atmosphere Intercomparison
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.10950

The interior and atmosphere of the habitable-zone exoplanet K2-18b
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.11115

Observational Constraints on the Great Filter
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.08776

Indexing Exoplanets with Physical Conditions Potentially Suitable for Rock-Dependent Extremophiles
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.12650

Dust depleted inner disks in a large sample of transition disks through long-baseline ALMA observations
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.00079

a Meteoritic Protein containing Iron and Lithium
https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.11688

The UV surface habitability of Proxima b
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.00984

Two planets on the opposite sides of the radius gap transiting the nearby M dwarf LP 729-54
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.01140

Disentangling Atmospheric Compositions of K2-18 b
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.01486

Will recent advances in AI result in a paradigm shift in Astrobiology and SETI
https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.03944

An education & outreach tool for exploring the diversity of planets like our own
https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.01438
http://earthlike.world/

Proxima Centauri b A Strong Case for including Cosmic-Ray-induced Chemistry
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.02036

The Atmospheres of Rocky Exoplanets
https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.03628