Great Nonconformity: the period of up to 1 billion years without geological records on Earth

  • Carlos Serrano – @carliserrano
  • BBC News World

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History of our planet is written in a book whose pages are made of rocks. But what happens when a good chunk of those pages are ripped out?

The rocks on the Earth’s surface are like a book that tells the whole story of our planet.

Each of the soil layers that make up mountains, canyons, cliffs and other landforms are like pages that contain information about when and how the landscape we see today was formed.

The rocks closest to the earth’s crust are the first pages of the book, the ones that tell the beginning of the story.

From there, as more layers overlap, we learn from our planet’s more recent times.

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