Microbial habitability of the Hadean Earth during the late heavy bombardment

@article{Abramov2009MicrobialHO,
  title={Microbial habitability of the Hadean Earth during the late heavy bombardment},
  author={Oleg Abramov and Stephen J. Mojzsis},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={459},
  pages={419-422}
}
Lunar rocks and impact melts, lunar and asteroidal meteorites, and an ancient martian meteorite record thermal metamorphic events with ages that group around and/or do not exceed 3.9 Gyr. That such a diverse suite of solar system materials share this feature is interpreted to be the result of a post-primary-accretion cataclysmic spike in the number of impacts commonly referred to as the late heavy bombardment (LHB). Despite its obvious significance to the preservation of crust and the… Expand

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