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Is Earth Running Out Of Crust?

by Jason Major April 4, 2012

Earth just doesn’t make crust like it used to… at least, not according to new research by a team of scientists in the UK. Jason Major on Google+

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Ancient Zircons Help Reveal Early Earth Atmosphere

by Tammy Plotner December 1, 2011

Roughly 2.4 billion years ago, Earth’s atmosphere underwent a huge change known as the “Great Oxidation Event”. This switch from an oxygen-poor to an oxygen-rich environment may be accountable for giving rise to life. However, scientists are extremely curious about what our atmosphere may have been like not long after our planet formed. Now researchers […]

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