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Solid Earth An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Solid Earth, 1, 1-3, 2010
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02 Feb 2010
The Eons of Chaos and Hades
C. Goldblatt1, K. J. Zahnle1, N. H. Sleep2, and E. G. Nisbet3
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

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.

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.
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