Sites That Can Produce Left-Handed Amino Acids in the Supernova Neutrino Amino Acid Processing Model
Boyd, Richard N.
Famiano, Michael A.
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.