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A Mars Meteorite Shows Evidence of a Massive Impact Billions of Years ago

Researchers at Australia‚Äôs Curtin University have discovered evidence of a massive impact on the Martian surface after 4.45 billion years…

11 months 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…

6 years ago

Is Earth Running Out Of Crust?

[/caption] Earth just doesn't make crust like it used to... at least, not according to new research by a team…

11 years ago

Ancient Zircons Help Reveal Early Earth Atmosphere

[/caption] Roughly 2.4 billion years ago, Earth's atmosphere underwent a huge change known as the "Great Oxidation Event". This switch…

11 years ago