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III. Ecosmos: A Revolutionary Fertile, Habitable, Solar-Bioplanet, Incubator Lifescape

Bisbas, Thomas, et al. α-enhanced Astrochemistry: the Carbon cycle in extreme galactic conditions. arXiv:2312.03237. Eleven computational astroscientists mainly in China along with France, Germany and South Africa provide another December paper (see Wu, Qin Tong herein) with verifications of an innate, life-breeding fertility across the celestial expanses. Initial discoveries that biological molecules and reactions suffused the ISM arose in the 1970s. We place these papers in an UniVerse Alive section since maybe into these 2020s it could at last be possible to realize and affirm a revolutionary genesis ecosmic universe.

Astrochemistry has proceeded as a way to quantify elemental and molecular properties of the interstellar medium (ISM) in the Milky Way (MW) vicinity, and near and distant galaxies. Most current studies apply linear scaling to abundances based on their gas-phase metallicity. However, these elements are enriched differentially by stellar nucleosynthesis and galactic chemical evolution, evident from α-enhancement in multiple galactic observations such as starbursts, high-redshift star-forming galaxies, and low-metallicity dwarfs. We perform astrochemical modeling to simulate the impact of an α-enhanced ISM gas cloud on the abundances of the three phases of carbon (C+, C, CO) dubbed as `the carbon cycle'. (Excerpt)

What is alpha enhancement? The ratio of alpha process elements to iron, also known as the alpha-enhancement, is written as the logarithm of the alpha process elements O, Ne, Mg, Si, S, Ar, Ca, and Ti to Fe compared to that of the Sun.

Chon-Torres, Ovtavio, et al. Astrobiocentrism: reflections on challenges in the transition to a vision of life and humanity in space. \. International Journal of Astrobiology. February, 2024. Universidad de Lima, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, Lund University, Umeĺ University, Sweden. King’s College London, CSIC-UCM, Madrid, Universitat Bern, Bern and Bethany College, KS, USA astroscholars including Julian Chela-Flores and David Dunér introduce an engaging, mid 2020s, appreciation of a life-friendly, conducive ecosmos either by an evolutionary genesis on Earth-like analogs, or by human expansion into and colonization of the nearer and further galactic ezpanse.

Astrobiocentrism is a vision that places us in a confirmation of life in the universe, either as a second genesis or as an expansion of humanity in space. Unlike biocentrism or ecocentrism, the astrobiocentric view is not limited to the Earth-centric perspective for it incorporates a multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary understanding. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to be a reflection on the astrobiocentric issues related to the challenges and problems of the discovery of life in the universe. Here we explore some aspects of the transition from biogeocentrism, astrobio-semiotics, homo mensura, moral community, planetary sustainability and astrotheology perspectives.

Wu, Qin Tong, et al.. The Role of Low-energy Electrons in the Extraterrestrial Synthesis of Prebiotic Molecule. arXiv:2312.02180. Wellesley College, INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Italy, and Benedictine College, Kansas astrochemists detect and describe an apparent natural propensity to form complex biochemical precursors as a result of intrinsic physical energies. We post in this lead Ecosmos section for its strong implication of an actual creative organic universe. See also α-enhanced Astrochemistry (T. Bisbas) herein for a similar proof. Into 2024, might an historic, salutary advance from machine to organism, moribity to vitality, occur when peoples so need it.

For the first time we find that high energy Galactic cosmic rays can trigger a cascade of low-energy (< 20 eV) secondary electrons that could be a significant contributor to the interstellar synthesis of prebiotic molecules. Their subsequent delivery by comets, meteorites, and dust particles may have then had part in starting life on Earth. Our tests indicate fluxes of low-energy secondary electrons within interstellar ices due to Galactic cosmic-ray (CR) protons. Our results thus infer the need for factoring low-energy electrons in current and future astrochemical simulations. (Excerpt)