OoL digest — December 19 edition

This week we have 4 preprints and 12 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!

Astrobiology

Surface-To-Ocean Exchange by the Sinking of Impact Generated Melt Chambers on Europa – Carnahan et al. – Geophysical Research Letters

Terminator Habitability: the Case for Limited Water Availability on M-dwarf Planets – Lobo et al. – preprint

Preparation of methanediamine (CH2(NH2)2)—A precursor to nucleobases in the interstellar medium – Marks et al. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Two temperate Earth-mass planets orbiting the nearby star GJ 1002 – Mascareño et al. – Astronomy & Astrophysics

Planetary Mapping Using Deep Learning: A Method to Evaluate Feature Identification Confidence Applied to Habitats in Mars-Analog Terrain – Phillips et al. – Astrobiology

GCM Constraints on the Detectability of the CO$_2$-CH$_4$ Biosignature Pair on TRAPPIST-1e with JWST – Rotman et al. – preprint

The Direct Mid-Infrared Detectability of Habitable-zone Exoplanets Around Nearby Stars – Werber et al. – preprint


Chemistry

Glycine to Oligoglycine via Sequential Trimetaphosphate Activation Steps in Drying Environments – Boigenzahn et al. – Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres

Mathematical Models of Chiral Symmetry-breaking – A Review of General Theories, and Adiabatic Approximations of the APED System – Diniz et al. – Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres

Evolutionary Approach to Biological Homochirality – Konstantinov et al. – Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres

Evaluating Mineral Lattices as Evolutionary Proxies for Metalloprotein Evolution – McGuinness et al. – Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres

Thymine Adsorption onto Cation Exchanged Montmorillonite Clay: Role of Biogenic Divalent Metal Cations in Prebiotic Processes of Chemical Evolution – Sati et al. – Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres

Direct observation of long-range chirality transfer in a self-assembled supramolecular monolayer at interface in situ – Zhang et al. – Nature Communications


Planetary Sciences

UV-driven Chemistry as a Signpost for Late-stage Planet Formation – Calahan et al. – preprint

We Drink Good 4.5-Billion-Year-Old Water – Ceccarelli et al. – Elements

Astrochronology of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum on the Atlantic Coastal Plain – Li et al. – Nature Communications


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

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