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2012-03-29 11:51:03

Fossilized raindrop impressions have shown scientists evidence of greenhouse gases in Earth´s early atmosphere. This means between 2 and 4 billion years ago, the sun may have burned 30% less brightly than it does now. “Because the sun was so much fainter back then, if the atmosphere was the same as it is today the Earth should have been frozen,” says Sanjoy Som, a postdoctoral researcher at NASA´s Ames Research Center. While the Earth should have been...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.