OoL digest — edition 14

Time for a new edition of the Origin of Life digest! This week we have several articles in the subfield of astrobiology. In the first paper by Covone, we have an analysis of the hypothetical photosynthesis process around known exoplanets. Published in Nature, Kaltenegger evaluated which of those exoplanets could see Earth as a transiting exoplanet. We also have a paper taking a look at the habitability of red dwarfs, and the corresponding paradox according to which given their ubiquity we should be around one of them. On arXiv a preprint was submitted by Manna et al. reporting the detection of glycine in the ISM by the ALMA observatory. Finally, I’ve included this week’s SFI podcast Alien Crash Site featuring an interview with Cole Mathis where he discusses his recent research on assembly theory and biosignatures. Happy reading !!


Efficiency of the oxygenic photosynthesis on Earth-like planets in the habitable zone – Covone et al. – Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Past, present and future stars that can see Earth as a transiting exoplanet – Kaltenegger et al. – Nature

Formulation and resolutions of the red sky paradox – Kipping – PNAS

Discovery of interstellar glycine in the hot molecular core G10.47+0.03 – Manna et al. – preprint

Interview with Cole Mathis – SFI Alien Crash Site Podcast

Alexandre Champagne‑Ruel
Alexandre Champagne‑Ruel
PhD Candidate - Astrophysics

My research interests include statistical physics, complex systems and major evolutionary transitions.