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Bashing holes in the tale of Earth’s troubled youth

An artist's concept of the young Earth being bombarded by asteroids.

An artist’s impression of the early Earth, bombarded by Solar System debris. Credit: NASA/Goddard Image Lab

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Nature 553, 393-395 (2018)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-01074-6

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