OoL digest — October 25th edition
Multiple papers published on the OoL again this week. Astrobiology: Cockell discusses the concept of (microbiological) habitability in a first article, and of Venusian clouds habitability in a second article, Goodwin compares biosignatures from dolomitic stromatolites to that of possible carbonate outcrops on Mars, and Rodriguez presents the science goals for the POSEIDON mission concept that would perform in situ investigations of Titan. Biochemistry: Criado-Reyes investigates the role of the borosilicate flasks themselves in Miller-Urey type experiments, Kahana discusses catalytic micelles as protocell precursors, and Schavemaker argues that enkaryotes diversification was contingent upon the origin of mitochondria.
Are microorganisms everywhere they can be? – Cockell – preprint
Biologically Available Chemical Energy in the Temperate but Uninhabitable Venusian Cloud Layer: What Do We Want to Know? – Cockell et al. – Astrobiology
Science goals and new mission concepts for future exploration of Titan’s atmosphere geology and habitability: Titan POlar Scout/orbitEr and In situ lake lander and DrONe explorer (POSEIDON) – Rodriguez et al. – preprint
The role of borosilicate glass in Miller–Urey experiment – Criado-Reyes et al. – Scientific Reports
Self-reproducing catalytic micelles as nanoscopic protocell precursors – Kahana et al. – preprint
The role of mitochondrial energetics in the origin and diversification of eukaryotes – Schavemaker et al. – preprint