OoL digest — May 1st edition

This week we have 9 preprints and 9 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!


Resolving the History of Life on Earth by Seeking Life As We Know It on Mars – Carr – Astrobiology

A missing link in the nitrogen-rich organic chain on Titan – Carrasco et al. – preprint

Biocosmology: Biology from a cosmological perspective – Cortês et al. – preprint

Biocosmology: Towards the birth of a new science – Cortês et al. – preprint

Exogenous delivery of water to Mercury – Frantseva et al. – Icarus

Identifying the wide diversity of extraterrestrial purine and pyrimidine nucleobases in carbonaceous meteorites – Oba et al. – Nature Communications

The Outer Edge of the Venus Zone Around Main-Sequence Stars – Vidaurri et al. – preprint


Large Interferometer For Exoplanets (LIFE): VII. Practical implementation of a kernel-nulling beam combiner with a discussion on instrumental uncertainties and redundancy benefits – Hansen et al. – preprint


Structure and dynamics of Odinarchaeota tubulin and the implications for eukaryotic microtubule evolution – Akıl et al. – Science Advances

Engineering artificial photosynthetic life-forms through endosymbiosis – Cournoyer et al. – Nature Communications

In vitro transcription/translation-coupled DNA replication through the regeneration of 20 aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases – Hagino et al. – preprint

Host Adaptation in Legionellales Is 1.9 Ga, Coincident with Eukaryogenesis – Hugoson et al. – Molecular Biology and Evolution

Eukaryogenesis and oxygen in Earth history – Mills et al. – Nature Ecology & Evolution

A Probabilistic Chemical Programmable Computer – Sharma et al. – preprint


Energetically Informed Niche Models of Hydrogenotrophs Detected in Sediments of Serpentinized Fluids of the Samail Ophiolite of Oman – Howells et al. – Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

Resurrected Rubisco suggests uniform carbon isotope signatures over geologic time – Kędzior et al. – Cell Reports

Planetary Science

A target list for searching for habitable exomoons – Dobos et al. – preprint

Exoplanet Cartography using Convolutional Neural Networks – Meinke et al. – preprint

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

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