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Hard core constraints on accretion

Nature Geoscience volume 3, pages 382383 (2010) | Download Citation

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The duration of Earth's creation remains unknown. Elegant modelling of the Earth's core formation reaffirms that the bulk of accretion occurred within a few tens of millions of years, but another 100 million years or so were needed to finish the job.

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  1. Tim Elliott is in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK.  Tim.Elliott@bristol.ac.uk

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