OoL digest — February 26 edition

This week we have 25 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!


The effect of lightning on the atmospheric chemistry of exoplanets and potential biosignatures
Barth et al. – preprint

Detectability of Surface Biosignatures for Directly Imaged Rocky Exoplanets
Borges et al. – Astrobiology

Multi-Technique Characterization of 3.45 Ga Microfossils on Earth: A Key Approach to Detect Possible Traces of Life in Returned Samples from Mars
Clodoré et al. – Astrobiology

Heating of the Atmospheres of Short-orbit Exoplanets by Their Rapid Orbital Motion through an Extreme Space Environment
Cohen et al. – The Astrophysical Journal

SHERLOC Raman Mineral Class Detections of the Mars 2020 Crater Floor Campaign
Corpolongo et al. – Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

Finding the ET Signal from the Cosmic Noise
Davis – preprint

Detection of indigenous organic matter in rocks from the interpretation of carbon molecular forms in the laser-induced plasma
García-Gómez et al. – Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy

Limited recharge of the southern highlands aquifer on early Mars
Hiatt et al. – Icarus

The Solar Neighborhood LI: A Variability Survey of Nearby M Dwarfs with Planets from Months to Decades with TESS and the CTIO/SMARTS 0.9 m
Kar et al. – preprint

NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP) Mission Star List for the Habitable Worlds Observatory (2023)
Mamajek et al. – preprint

A uGMRT search for radio emission from planets around evolved stars
Narang et al. – preprint

Analysis of Early Iron Sulfide, Carbonate, and Phosphate Mineral Analogues Produced by Flow-Driven Precipitation in a Microchannel
Pital et al. – Astrobiology

Trapped Water on Silicates in the Laboratory and in Astrophysical Environments
Potapov et al. – preprint

Evidence of Sulfate-Rich Fluid Alteration in Jezero Crater Floor, Mars
Siljeström et al. – Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

Cosmic dust fertilization of glacial prebiotic chemistry on early Earth
Walton et al. – Nature Astronomy

Enabling Data Discovery with the Astrobiology Resource Metadata Standard
Wolfe et al. – Astrobiology


Base Pairing Promoted the Self-Organization of Genetic Coding, Catalysis, and Free-Energy Transduction
Carter – Life (Basel, Switzerland)


Opinion: The Key Steps in the Origin of Life to the Formation of the Eukaryotic Cell
Brunk et al. – Life (Basel, Switzerland)

Life, its definition, origin, evolution, and four-dimensional hierarchical structure
Mikhailovsky – Biosystems


Three Biopolymers and Origin of Life Scenarios
Agmon – Life (Basel, Switzerland)

Prebiotically plausible chemoselective pantetheine synthesis in water
Fairchild et al. – Science

Constraint on an RNA world on montmorillonite clay
Mizuuchi – Biophysical Journal


Enantioselective Adsorption on Magnetic Surfaces
Safari et al. – Advanced Materials

Platenary science

Water Vapour Transit Ambiguities for Habitable M-Earths
Macdonald et al. – preprint

On the Ocean Conditions of Hycean Worlds
Rigby et al. – preprint