Hadean eon


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Related to Hadean eon: Archean eon, Proterozoic eon, Phanerozoic eon
  • noun

Synonyms for Hadean eon

the earliest eon in the history of the Earth from the first accretion of planetary material (around 4,600 million years ago) until the date of the oldest known rocks (about 3,800 million years ago)

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Most of the 420 minerals of the Hadean Eon formed from magma-molten rock that slowly crystallized at or near Earth's surface-as well as the alteration of those minerals when exposed to hot water," he said.
But as the Earth cooled through this period, called the Hadean eon, it slowly became a more habitable place.
Impact evidence from lunar samples, meteorites and the pockmarked surfaces of the inner planets paints a picture of a violent environment in the solar system during the Hadean Eon 4.
That's slightly higher than Earth's average heat loss today but only one-third to one-fifth the rate expected for the Hadean eon.
Geologists call that time the Hadean Eon, and thought its fiery hell of impacts would have sterilised the Earth.