Latest Age of the Earth Stories
Dating the formation of the Earth is a difficult process, because usually geological dating methods do not work as well.
New research has revealed that some events in Earth's history happened more recently than previously thought.
Recent puzzling observations of tiny variations in nuclear decay rates have led some to question the science of using decay rates to determine the relative ages of rocks and organic materials.
The argument over whether an outcrop of rock in South West Greenland contains the earliest known traces of life on Earth has been reignited, in a study to be published in the Journal of the Geological Society on 23 February.
Many people believe fossils are petrified bone or impressions of a shell in rock. But fossils actually are any type of evidence of the existence of a once-living organism - plant or animal. Accurately dating the age of the Earth is commonplace today.
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