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A resolution of the Archaean paradox

A model of early Earth, in which heat from the interior is carried to the surface through volcanic heat pipes, suggests that our planet 4 billion years ago had more in common with Jupiter's moon Io than with today's Earth. See Article p.501

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Figure 1: Jupiter's moon Io.

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Moresi, L. A resolution of the Archaean paradox. Nature 501, 496–497 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/501496a

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