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A perfect storm of fire and ice may have led to snowball Earth

What caused the largest glaciation event in Earth's history, known as 'snowball Earth'? Geologists and climate scientists have been searching for the answer for years but the root cause of the phenomenon remains elusive. About 700 million years ago, runaway glaciers covered the entire planet in ice. Harvard researchers  modelled the conditions that may have led to this so-called 'snowball Earth' [Credit: NASA]Now, Harvard...

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