OoL digest — July 31 edition

This week we have 9 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!


Organic Biosignature Degradation in Hydrothermal and Serpentinizing Environments: Implications for Life Detection on Icy Moons and Mars
Tan et al. – Astrobiology

Are Large Sulfur Isotope Variations Biosignatures in an Ancient, Impact-Induced Hydrothermal Mars Analog?
Tino et al. – Astrobiology

Confidence of Life Detection: The Problem of Unconceived Alternatives
Vickers et al. – Astrobiology


Thermal Behavior of Astrophysical Amorphous Molecular Ices
Gudipati et al. – Faraday Discussions

Water in the terrestrial planet-forming zone of the PDS 70 disk
Perotti et al. – Nature

Mapping the Skies of Ultracool Worlds: Detecting Storms and Spots with Extremely Large Telescopes
Plummer et al. – The Astrophysical Journal

The Tianlin Mission: a 6m UV/Opt/IR space telescope to explore the habitable worlds and the universe
Wang et al. – Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics


Metal Catalysis Acting on Nitriles in Early Earth Hydrothermal Systems
Sturtz et al. – Life (Basel, Switzerland)

Planetary sciences

The chemical evolution of the solar neighbourhood for planet-hosting stars
Pignatari et al. – Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society