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How Phosphorus Helped Oxygenate Earth's Atmosphere | Space

2018-01-10 00:00:00

Life in Earth's oceans may have had a slow start because phosphorus -- a key nutrient of life -- was not recycled through the biosphere fast enough. The finding, by scientists at the University of Washington and the University of St Andrews, UK, could explain why it took so long for Earth's atmosphere to become oxygenated.

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