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Scientists uncover ancient source of oxygen that could have fueled life on early Earth

Powerful earthquakes that shook Earth some 3.8 billion years ago split open the planet’s crust and allowed chemical reactions to unfold deep within the fractured rock. These reactions, fueled by seismic activity, water and near-boiling temperatures, may have provided oxygen to some of the world’s earliest life forms, a new study suggests.  This oxygen would …

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Bright Green Meteors Seem to Be Raining Down on New Zealand, But Why?

Bright Green Meteors Seem to Be Raining Down on New Zealand, But Why?

New Zealand may seem to be under meteor bombardment at the moment. After a huge meteor exploded above the sea near Wellington on July 7, creating a sonic boom that could be heard across the bottom of the South Island, a smaller fireball was captured two weeks later above Canterbury.   Fireballs Aotearoa, a collaboration …

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