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Location
 Earth's surface
 3.92 billion years ago


 

Precambrian Earth - Earth's surface as it may have appeared 3.92 billion years ago - Space Art/Natural History Illustration; Hadean eon; Pre-Archean; Pre-Cambrian Geologic Time Scale

Supereon: Precambrian
 Eon: Hadean
  Era: Nectarian
 

     
 

Ancient terrestrial landscape

This is how the surface of the Earth may have appeared beneath the clouds about 650 million years after its birth. Massive volcanoes and lava fields still dominate the landscape. In a few million years rain will begin falling, further cooling the crust. In about another 200 million years the first living microbes will call the Earth home.

 

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