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Emergence of a habitable planet

Abstract:

We address the first several hundred million years of Earth's history. The Moon-forming impact left Earth enveloped in a hot silicate atmosphere that cooled and condensed over 1,000 yrs. As it cooled the Earth degassed its volatiles into the atmosphere. It took another ∼2 Myrs for the magma ocean to freeze at the surface. The cooling rate was determined by atmospheric thermal blanketing. Tidal heating by the new Moon was a major energy source to the magma ocean. After the mantle solidified ge...

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10.1007/s11214-007-9225-z

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Cockell, CS More by this author
Halliday, A More by this author
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Journal:
SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS
Volume:
129
Issue:
1-3
Pages:
35-78
Publication date:
2007-03-05
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EISSN:
1572-9672
ISSN:
0038-6308
URN:
uuid:60c2b1e7-179b-47a1-aaa2-1e4beb126dff
Source identifiers:
252446
Local pid:
pubs:252446

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