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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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