Hadean Eon

There’s a Vast Microbial Ecosystem Underneath the Crater that Wiped Out the Dinosaurs

How did life arise on Earth? How did it survive the Hadean eon, a time when repeated massive impacts excavated…

6 months ago

All Life on Earth is Made up of the Same 20 Amino Acids. Scientist Now Think They Know Why

A new study has shown that the building blocks of life (amino acids) may have come together more easily than…

2 years ago

One of the Oldest Earth Rocks Turned up on the Moon, of all Places

A recent study has determined that the oldest sample of Earth rock ever discovered (~4 billion years old) was actually…

2 years ago

Early Earth Was Almost Entirely Underwater, With Just A Few Islands

Ancient grains of the mineral zircon help researchers paint a picture of Earth in the Hadean Eon, and that picture…

4 years ago

Newly Found Ancient Fossils Show Possibilities For Finding Martian Life

Fossils discovered in Greenland - which are 3.7 billion years old - are the oldest evidence of life on Earth…

5 years ago

Solar System History: How Was the Earth Formed?

Just how did the Earth -- our home and the place where life as we know it evolved -- come…

6 years ago

Earth May Have Lost Some Primoridial Atmosphere to Meteors

During the Hadean Eon, some 4.5 billion years ago, the world was a much different place than it is today.…

6 years ago