OoL digest — February 5 edition

This week we have 19 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!


A 1.55 R⊕ habitable-zone planet hosted by TOI-715, an M4 star near the ecliptic South Pole
Dransfield et al. – Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Formation of interstellar complex organic molecules on water-rich ices triggered by atomic carbon freezing
Ferrero et al. – preprint

Can Isotopologues Be Used as Biosignature Gases in Exoplanet Atmospheres?
Glidden et al. – Life

Organic Input to Titan’s Subsurface Ocean Through Impact Cratering
Neish et al. – Astrobiology

Ground penetrating radar observations of the contact between the western delta and the crater floor of Jezero crater, Mars
Paige et al. – Science Advances

The Physical Oceanography of Ice-Covered Moons
Soderlund et al. – Annual Review of Marine Science


The TESS-Keck Survey XVII: Precise Mass Measurements in a Young, High Multiplicity Transiting Planet System using Radial Velocities and Transit Timing Variations
Beard et al. – preprint

ESPRESSO on VLT: An Instrument for Exoplanet Research
Hernández et al. – preprint


Gamma-Ray-Induced Amino Acid Formation during Aqueous Alteration in Small Bodies: The Effects of Compositions of Starting Solutions
Ishikawa et al. – Life

High-spatial resolution functional chemistry of nitrogen compounds in the observed UK meteorite fall Winchcombe
Vollmer et al. – Nature Communications


Nanoparticulate apatite and greenalite in oldest, well-preserved hydrothermal vent precipitates
Rasmussen et al. – Science Advances


Structured community transitions explain the switching capacity of microbial systems
Long et al. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Recognition of an extended record of euglenoid cysts: Implications for the end-Triassic mass extinction
van de Schootbrugge et al. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology


Early eukaryotic microfossils of the late Palaeoproterozoic Limbunya Group, Birrindudu Basin, northern Australia
Riedman et al. – Papers in Palaeontology


Ambitions for theory in the physics of life
Bialek – preprint

Planetary science

Majority of water hides deep in the interiors of exoplanets
Luo et al. – preprint

Formation of the Trappist-1 system in a dry protoplanetary disk
Schneeberger et al. – preprint

Archaean continental crust formed from mafic cumulates
Smit et al. – Nature Communications

Airy worlds or barren rocks? On the survivability of secondary atmospheres around the TRAPPIST-1 planets
Van Looveren et al. – Astronomy & Astrophysics