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Mission to planet Earth: the first two billion years

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Solar radiation and geological processes over the first few million years of Earth’s history, followed soon thereafter by the origin of life, steered our planet towards an evolutionary trajectory of long-lived habitability that ultimately enabled the emergence of complex life. We review the most important conditions and feedbacks over the first 2 billion years of this trajectory, which perhaps represent the best analogue for other habitable worlds in the galaxy. Crucial aspects included: (1) ...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1620-7658
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Space Science Reviews More from this journal
Volume:
216
Issue:
2
Article number:
31
Publication date:
2020-03-16
Acceptance date:
2020-02-25
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EISSN:
1572-9672
ISSN:
0038-6308
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1090333
Local pid:
pubs:1090333
Deposit date:
2020-03-01

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