Geological dating of mountains


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In the infancy of our home planet the entire earth was molten rock - a magma ocean.Since we can only measure as far back in time as we had solid rock on this planet, we are limited in how we can measure the real age of the earth.Perhaps we've been getting periodically belted by more space rocks (ie.

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(7.4MB) CR-08-C Conglomerate Clast Counts in Oligocene-Miocene Strata North from the Catalina Core Complex to the Gila River Valley, southeastern Arizona. In the very beginning of earth's history, this planet was a giant, red hot, roiling, boiling sea of molten rock - a magma ocean.The heat had been generated by the repeated high speed collisions of much smaller bodies of space rocks that continually clumped together as they collided to form this planet.Then suddenly those single celled organisms began to evolve into multicellular organisms.

Then an unprecedented profusion of life in incredibly complex forms began to fill the oceans.Due to the forces of , our planet is also a very dynamic one; new mountains forming, old ones wearing down, volcanoes melting and reshaping new crust. Scientists are still trying to unravel one of the greatest mysteries of earth: When did "life" first appear and how did it happen?