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When did life on Earth really begin? New timeline may rewrite history

When did life on Earth really begin? New timeline may rewrite history

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A new timeline for “Giant Planet Migration” might just rewrite the history of our entire solar system.

Per a new study, the largest planets—formed over 4.5 billion years ago—could have drifted away from the sun much sooner than previously thought.

Geologist Stephen Mojzsis of the University of Colorado Boulder suggests a startling new timeline for Earth’s earliest days—a time called the “Giant Planet Migration”—based on computer models and his team’s study of meteorites.

Though the study’s conclusion doesn’t explain why such a migration took place, the researchers have solved a big mystery: when it took place.

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