Sites That Can Produce Left-Handed Amino Acids in the Supernova Neutrino Amino Acid Processing Model

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Boyd, Richard N. ; Famiano, Michael A. ; Onaka, Takashi ; Kajino, Toshitaka (2018)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaad5f
  • Subject: Physics - Chemical Physics | Physics - Space Physics | Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Physics - Biological Physics
    arxiv: Quantitative Biology::Biomolecules | Quantitative Biology::Genomics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

The Supernova Neutrino Amino Acid Processing model, which uses electron anti-neutrinos and the magnetic field from a source object such as a supernova to selectively destroy one amino acid chirality, is studied for possible sites that would produce meteoroids having partially left-handed amino acids. Several sites appear to provide the requisite magnetic field intensities and electron anti-neutrino fluxes. These results have obvious implications for the origin of life on Earth.
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