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Continents prone to destruction in their infancy, study finds – EurekAlert

Monash University geologists have shed new light on the early history of the Earth through their discovery that continents were weak and prone to destruction in…

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Monash University geologists have shed new light on the early history of the Earth through their discovery that continents were weak and prone to destruction in their infancy.
Their research, which relies on mathematical modelling, is published today in Nature.
The Earth is our home and over its 4,500,000,000 (4.5 billion) year history has evolved to form the environment we live in and the resources on which we depend.
However, the early history of Earth, covering its first 1.5 billion years remains…

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