Astrocatalysis Hypothesis for Origin of Life Problem

  • V.N. Snytnikov


Analysis of the available natural science data has allowed the astrocatalysis hypothesis to be formulated. The hypothesis indicates the pre-planetary circumstellar disk as the most probable time and place of the primary abiogenic synthesis of prebiotic organic substances from simple molecules along with the “RNA world” and the life origin. The sequence of self-organization stages that gave rise to the Earth biosphere is determined. Results of computational experiments with supercomputers are used to determine conditions of abiogenic organic compounds in the Earth’s biosphere. In handling the problem of the origins of the Earth’s biosphere, it is necessary to establish and study the role of abiogenic synthesis of prebiotic compounds in the sequence of key stages of the self-organization of matter. The sequence is the evolution of the surroundings from the point of Big Bang towards organic life and further to humans.


Solar System Star Formation Molecular Cloud Protoplanet Disk Gravitational Instability 
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  • V.N. Snytnikov
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  1. 1.Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk and Novosibirsk State UniversityRussia

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