Early Earth: Oxygen for heavy-metal fans

@article{Lyons2009EarlyEO,
  title={Early Earth: Oxygen for heavy-metal fans},
  author={T. Lyons and C. Reinhard},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={461},
  pages={179-181}
}
Chromium isotopes provide an eyebrow-raising history of oxygenation of Earth's atmosphere. Not least, it seems that oxygen might have all but disappeared half a billion years after its initial rise. 
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