A Short Look at Earth History

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
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Formation of Sun

Formation of Planets

Our Solar System is Not Typical

Formation of Earth

Formation of Moon

It's very hard to account for the Moon:

Co-creation with Earth?

Fission?

Capture?

Finally in the 1980's a new theory appeared: Collision:

Unstable Early Earth

Conditions on Early Earth

Life

What Is It?

How Did It Originate?

Major Events in the History of Life

Mass Extinctions

Permian Mass Extinction

Cretaceous Mass Extinction

Causes ?

Plate Tectonics


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Page Created 10 October 2003, Last Update 02 September 2011