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CU-Boulder Study Shows How Early Earth Kept Warm Enough to Support Life
July 9, 2013
Solving the "faint young sun paradox"--explaining how early Earth was warm and habitable for life beginning more than 3 billion years ago even though the sun was 20 percent dimmer than today--may not be as difficult as believed, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.
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