OoL digest — November 29nd edition

Several articles published in astrobiology this week, and one in planetary science. Articles in astrobiology include the (non-)detection of sulphur species in the Martian atmosphere (Braude), a study of cis-trans isomerization reactions of two astrophysically relevant acids (García De La Concepción), an investigation of biologically relevant abiotic extraterrestrial soluble organic matter (Isa), of the upper limits on TRAPPIST-1 planets bombardment histories (Raymond), a deep learning classifier for exoplanets (Valizadegan), derivation of a new formula to estimate the opening angle of a planet within the context of JWST (Wardenier) and the first full K2 transiting exoplanet sample (Zink). In planetary science, Dick discusses protein synthesis as an energy-releasing process in seawater-hydrothermal fluid mixtures. Happy reading !


No detection of SO2, H2S, or OCS in the atmosphere of Mars from the first two Martian years of observations from TGO/ACS – Braude et al. – preprint

The trans/cis ratio of formic, HCOOH, and thioformic, HC(O)SH, acids in the Interstellar Medium – de la Concepción et al. – preprint

Aqueous Alteration on Asteroids Simplifies Soluble Organic Matter Mixtures – Isa et al. – The Astrophysical Journal Letters

An upper limit on late accretion and water delivery in the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanet system – Raymond et al. – Nature Astronomy

ExoMiner: A Highly Accurate and Explainable Deep Learning Classifier to Mine Exoplanets – Valizadegan et al. – preprint

All along the line of sight: a closer look at opening angles and absorption regions in the atmospheres of transiting exoplanets – Wardenier et al. – preprint

Scaling K2. IV. A Uniform Planet Sample for Campaigns 1–8 and 10–18 – Zink et al. – The Astronomical Journal

Planetary Science

The Release of Energy During Protein Synthesis at Ultramafic-Hosted Submarine Hydrothermal Ecosystems – Dick et al. – Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

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

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