Congratulations! Cover Image on Biopolymers Vol 113 Issue 5 Mei 2022

๐—” ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น-๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐—ต๐˜†๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜€: ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€
๐‘€๐‘Žโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘†๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘š, ๐‘๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘†๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘ฆ๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›, ๐ถโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘› ๐ถโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘›, ๐‘‡๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ฆ ๐‘. ๐ฝ๐‘–๐‘Ž, ๐พ๐‘ขโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐ถโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘ข
“Sithamparam et al. introduce a new concept where materials could potentially be a Panspermia โ€œseedโ€ instead of organisms. Such a material-based Panspermia seed, exemplified by prebiotic polyester gels, must be capable of enduring spaceflight that would eventually land on a planet to begin chemical evolution processes. The image shows a meteorite carrying such gels falling to a liquid body of an exoplanet resembling those in the planetary system of the star TRAPPIST-1. The gels (in green) then phase transition into droplets that interact with the ambient environment’s chemical space and go on to become โ€œlifeโ€ of some sort (in violet).”
* Mahendran Sithamparam, postgraduate student at the Space Science Centre, IPI UKM
* Tony Z. Jia, Assistant Professor and Lab Manager at ELSI, and an affiliated researcher at the Blue Marble Space Institue of Science (BMSIS), USA
* Kuhan Chandru, researcher at the Space Science Centre, IPI UKM
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