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New research suggests that dawn of plate tectonics could have turned Earth into snowball

A research duo from The University of Texas at Austin and UT Dallas have put forward a hypothesis that links the dawn of plate tectonics with “snowball Earth”–a period of climate change that sent the planet into a deep freeze that lasted millions of years.

During its ‘snowball’ phase, the Earth may have resembled Enceladus, a moon of Saturn
 that is covered in snow and ice [Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute]They…

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