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Great Oxidation Event
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Did plate tectonics set the stage for life on Earth?
Jun 7, 2018
The cooling of Earth’s mantle via plate tectonics increased the amount of phosphorus in the planet’s crust, which is vital for biochemistry.
Early Earth had a hazy, methane-filled atmosphere
Mar 16, 2017
New research suggests that long ago, Earth's atmosphere spent about a million years filled with a methane-rich haze.
Oxygen Increased When Earth Was Covered in Ice
Feb 11, 2017
Oxygen in Earth's atmosphere began to increase about 2.4 billion years ago, at the same time as the global glaciation.
Antarctic Microbes Hold Clue to Earth's Oxygen
Jan 20, 2016
Underwater microorganisms created “oxygen oases” in early step towards spread of oxygen.