The Eons of Chaos and Hades 1Space Science and Astrobiology Division, NASA Ames Research Center, MS 245-3, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA
2School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
3Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, TW20 0EX, UK
Received: 23 October 2009 – Published in Solid Earth Discuss.: 24 November 2009 Abstract. We propose the Chaotian Eon to demarcate geologic time from
the origin of the Solar System to the Moon-forming impact on Earth.
This separates the solar system wide processes of planet formation
from the subsequent divergent evolution of the inner planets. We
further propose the division of the Hadean Eon into eras and periods
and naming the proto-Earth Tellus.
Revised: 26 January 2010 – Accepted: 28 January 2010 – Published: 02 February 2010
Citation: Goldblatt, C., Zahnle, K. J., Sleep, N. H., and Nisbet, E. G.: The Eons of Chaos and Hades, Solid Earth, 1, 1-3, doi:10.5194/se-1-1-2010, 2010.