ancient atmosphere

Plankton shed light on Earth’s ancient atmosphere


February 27th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Researchers have found that plankton play a large part in understanding the origin of Earth's first breathable atmosphere.In a study, Ohio State University researcher Matthew Saltzman and his ... Read more...

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Creation of important nickel ore deposits linked to ancient atmosphere


November 24th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): Using geochemical clues from rocks nearly 3 billion years old, a group of scientists have made the surprising discovery that the creation of economically important nickel ore deposits ... Read more...

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New anlaysis challenges key evidence about when photosynthesis emerged on Earth


October 23rd, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): A fresh analysis of ancient rocks from the Australian outback has challenged key evidence about when photosynthesis emerged on Earth. Back in 1999, 2.7-billion-year-old shale from the ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruptions might have sparked off life on Earth


October 17th, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): A new analysis of samples from a classic origin-of-life experiment by NASA has suggested that lightning and gases from volcanic eruptions could have given rise to the ... Read more...

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