OoL digest — March 18 edition

This week we have 18 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!

Artificial life

Looking for Complexity at Phase Boundaries in Continuous Cellular Automata
Papadopoulos et al. – preprint


Friends not Foes: Strong Correlation between Inner Super-Earths and Outer Gas Giants
Bryan et al. – preprint

Icy ocean worlds, plumes, and tasting the water
Burchell et al. – Meteoritics & Planetary Science

Modelling Triatomic Biosignatures: Ozone and Isotopomers
Cross et al. – preprint

Crash Chronicles: relative contribution from comets and carbonaceous asteroids to Earth’s volatile budget in the context of an Early Instability
Joiret et al. – Icarus

Venus as an Anchor Point for Planetary Habitability
Kane et al. – preprint

How, when and where current mass flows in Martian gullies are driven by CO2 sublimation
Roelofs et al. – Communications Earth & Environment

Early-branching cyanobacteria up-regulate superoxide dismutase activity under a simulated early Earth anoxic atmosphere
Tamanna et al. – preprint

Interstellar formation of glyceric acid [HOCH 2 CH(OH)COOH]—The simplest sugar acid
Wang et al. – Science Advances


VIRA: An Exoplanet Atmospheric Retrieval Framework for JWST Transmission Spectroscopy
Constantinou et al. – preprint


GTP before ATP: The energy currency at the origin of genes
Mrnjavac et al. – preprint

RNA-catalyzed evolution of catalytic RNA
Papastavrou et al. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Polyhedral geometry and combinatorics of an autocatalytic ecosystem
Gagrani et al. – Journal of Mathematical Chemistry

Exploring Andean High-Altitude Lake Extremophiles through Advanced Proteotyping
Runzheimer et al. – Journal of Proteome Research


Large-scale submarine landslides in the Barberton Greenstone Belt, southern Africa—Evidence for subduction and great earthquakes in the Paleoarchean
Lamb et al. – Geology


Inactive hydrothermal vent microbial communities are important contributors to deep ocean primary productivity
Achberger et al. – Nature Microbiology

Emergence and maintenance of stable coexistence during a long-term multicellular evolution experiment
Pineau et al. – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Planetary science

Resolved ALMA observations of water in the inner astronomical units of the HL Tau disk
Facchini et al. – Nature Astronomy