By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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First Oceans: Fresh Water

First Oceans: Fresh Water

From Year 0 (BCE/CE): -4200000000
Post Date: 04/15/2024

As the Earth cooled following its formation, outgassing from volcanic activity released water vapor and other gases into the atmosphere. When the Earth’s surface cooled sufficiently, this water vapor condensed and fell as rain, filling the basins that would become oceans.

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