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Ancient rocks provide clues for oxygen appearance in Earth's atmosphere

Christopher Junium, geochemist in the Department of Earth Sciences

Christopher Junium, geochemist in the Department of Earth Sciences

December 1, 2011

Research to be published in Science Magazine

The appearance of oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere probably did not occur as a single event, but as a long series of starts and stops, according to an international team of researchers who investigated rock cores from the northwest region of Russia. Their findings were published in the Dec. 1 issue of Science Express. Christopher Junium, a geochemist in the Department of Earth Sciences in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences, was a member of the team. Read more...