Emerging Trends in Comet Taxonomy. “Emerging trends and a comet taxonomy based on the volatile chemistry measured in thirty comets with high-resolution infrared spectroscopy between 1997 and 2013.” in IcarusCycles of Glaciation on Ancient Mars. “Climate Cycling on Early Mars Caused by the Carbonate-Silicate Cycle” in Earth and Planetary Astrophysics.Methane Muted: How Did Early Earth Stay Warm?. “A proper accounting of biogeochemical cycles in the oceans reveals that methane has a much more powerful foe than oxygen.” in PNAS
Emerging Trends in Comet Taxonomy“Emerging trends and a comet taxonomy based on the volatile chemistry measured in thirty comets with high-resolution infrared spectroscopy between 1997 and 2013.” in Icarus01/03
Cycles of Glaciation on Ancient Mars“Climate Cycling on Early Mars Caused by the Carbonate-Silicate Cycle” in Earth and Planetary Astrophysics.02/03
Methane Muted: How Did Early Earth Stay Warm?“A proper accounting of biogeochemical cycles in the oceans reveals that methane has a much more powerful foe than oxygen.” in PNAS03/03
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August 2018Searching for Possible Ancestors of RNA: The Self-Assembly Hypothesis for the Origin of Proto-RNA

Cafferty, B. J., Fialho, D. M., & Hud, N. V. (2018). Searching for Possible Ancestors of RNA: The Self-Assembly Hypothesis for the Origin of Proto-RNA. Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology, None, 143–174. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-93584-3_5

Nucleobases on the Primitive Earth: Their Sources and Stabilities

Cleaves, H. J. (2018). Nucleobases on the Primitive Earth: Their Sources and Stabilities. Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology, None, 1–19. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-93584-3_1

From the Dawn of Organic Chemistry to Astrobiology: Urea as a Foundational Component in the Origin of Nucleobases and Nucleotides

Menor-Salván, C. (2018). From the Dawn of Organic Chemistry to Astrobiology: Urea as a Foundational Component in the Origin of Nucleobases and Nucleotides. Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology, None, 85–142. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-93584-3_4

Folding and Catalysis Near Life’s Origin: Support for Fe2+ as a Dominant Divalent Cation

Okafor, C. D., Bowman, J. C., Hud, N. V., Glass, J. B., & Williams, L. D. (2018). Folding and Catalysis Near Life’s Origin: Support for Fe2+ as a Dominant Divalent Cation. Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology, None, 227–243. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-93584-3_8

Chiral molecules in space and their possible passage to planetary bodies recorded by meteorites

Pizzarello, S., & Yarnes, C. T. (2018). Chiral molecules in space and their possible passage to planetary bodies recorded by meteorites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 496, 198–205. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.05.026

Silica-rich volcanism in the early solar system dated at 4.565 Ga

Srinivasan, P., Dunlap, D. R., Agee, C. B., Wadhwa, M., Coleff, D., Ziegler, K., … McCubbin, F. M. (2018). Silica-rich volcanism in the early solar system dated at 4.565 Ga. Nature Communications, 9(1), None. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05501-0

Monosaccharides and Their Derivatives in Carbonaceous Meteorites: A Scenario for Their Synthesis and Onset of Enantiomeric Excesses

Cooper, G., Rios, A., & Nuevo, M. (2018). Monosaccharides and Their Derivatives in Carbonaceous Meteorites: A Scenario for Their Synthesis and Onset of Enantiomeric Excesses. Life, 8(3), 36. doi:10.3390/life8030036

Habitability of Exoplanet Waterworlds

Kite, E. S., & Ford, E. B. (2018). Habitability of Exoplanet Waterworlds. The Astrophysical Journal, 864(1), 75. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aad6e0

Magellan Adaptive Optics Imaging of PDS 70: Measuring the Mass Accretion Rate of a Young Giant Planet within a Gapped Disk

Wagner, K., Follete, K. B., Close, L. M., Apai, D., Gibbs, A., Keppler, M., … McClure, M. (2018). Magellan Adaptive Optics Imaging of PDS 70: Measuring the Mass Accretion Rate of a Young Giant Planet within a Gapped Disk. The Astrophysical Journal, 863(1), L8. doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aad695

July 2018Chondritic late accretion to Mars and the nature of shergottite reservoirs

Tait, K. T., & Day, J. M. D. (2018). Chondritic late accretion to Mars and the nature of shergottite reservoirs. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 494, 99–108. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.04.040