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The Winter 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist includes a variety of educational resources, ranging from astronomy to glaciers. Check out the other publications and classroom materials in our online store.
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The Cooling of Earth

Planets cool off for many different reasons.

When Earth formed about 4 Billion Years ago, it became relatively large and warm. Earth also contains many warming elements such as the radioactive minerals, so it has not cooled as rapidly as some other planets.

Earth has had a long a complicated cooling history. An understanding of the Earth's history might begin with the record of geologic time.

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