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Probing the Impacts of Early Earth

Probing the Impacts of Early Earth

by Justin CowartApril 13, 2014

Between 3 and 4 billion years ago, the planets of the inner Solar System were scarred by a number of large impacts. This period, known as the Late Heavy Bombardment, marks the final stage of planetary formation in the Solar System. But a new paper published in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems suggests that it was also the beginning of plate tectonics here on Earth.