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Escaping the big freeze

A ring of bright water around a deep-frozen Earth some 600-800 million years ago might have provided the refuge that life needed to persist, Philip Ball reports.

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  1. Hyde, W.T., Crowley, T.J., Baum, S.K. & Peltier, W.R. Neoproterozoic 'snowball Earth' simulations with a coupled climate/ice-sheet model. Nature 405, 425 - 429 2000.

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Ball, P. Escaping the big freeze. Nature (2000). https://doi.org/10.1038/news000525-10

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