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Constraints on Biogenesis

Whitepaper #009 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: life and prebiotic organics; Mars

Published onMar 18, 2021
Constraints on Biogenesis

The premise is that initial accretion was chemical, not physical. If so, geochemistry suggests ammonia caused water to flow on Mars. Mechanochemistry shows why ribofuranosides were chosen to form phosphate esters. Experiments are proposed to validate these hypotheses.

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