OoL digest — August 7 edition

This week we have 16 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!


Numerical quantification of the wind properties of cool main sequence stars
Chebly et al. – Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Organic Catalytic Activity as a Method for Agnostic Life Detection
Georgiou et al. – Astrobiology

Stromatolite-like Structures Within Microbially Laminated Sandstones of the Paleoarchean Moodies Group, Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa
Heubeck et al. – Astrobiology

Bayesian Analysis for Remote Biosignature Identification on exoEarths (BARBIE) I: Using Grid-Based Nested Sampling in Coronagraphy Observation Simulations for H2O
Latouf et al. – preprint

Large Interferometer For Exoplanets (LIFE): XI. Phase-space synthesis decomposition for planet detection and characterization
Matsuo et al. – preprint

Estimating the number of planets that PLATO can detect
Matuszewski et al. – preprint

Biosignature false positives in potentially habitable planets around M dwarfs: the effect of UV radiation from one flare
Miranda-Rosete et al. – preprint

The Role of Magma Oceans in Maintaining Surface Water on Rocky Planets Orbiting M-Dwarfs
Moore et al. – preprint

Signal Synchronization Strategies and Time Domain SETI with Gaia DR3
Nilipour et al. – The Astronomical Journal

Chasing rainbows and ocean glints: Inner working angle constraints for the Habitable Worlds Observatory
Vaughan et al. – Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society


Emergence of linkage between cooperative RNA replicators encoding replication and metabolic enzymes through experimental evolution
Ueda et al. – PLOS Genetics


Conserved functions of prion candidates suggest a primeval role of protein self-templating
Zajkowski et al. – Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics


Self-organization of primitive metabolic cycles due to non-reciprocal interactions
Ouazan-Reboul et al. – Nature Communications


Methane formation driven by light and heat prior to the origin of life and beyond
Ernst et al. – Nature Communications


The Dimming of Starlight: The Philosophy of Space Exploration
Munevar – book

Planetary science

Long-term organic carbon preservation enhanced by iron and manganese
Moore et al. – Nature