Laughing gas may have prevented Earth's oceans from freezing over

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School of Earth and Atmospheric SciencesJennifer Glass doesn't care for Boring Billion, the term often used to describe an early period in Earth's history. "Earth was a dynamic place during this period," Glass says. Mainly because it was dominated by nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, which could explain why the oceans didn't freeze over.

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College of Sciences, EAS

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Environment
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School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, jennifer glass, nitrous oxide, faint young sun, Carl Sagan, laughing gas, boring billion
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  • Created On: Aug 30, 2018 - 11:39am
  • Last Updated: Aug 30, 2018 - 3:43pm