Is the Faint Young Sun Problem for Earth Solved?

Volume: 216, Issue: 5
Published: Jul 6, 2020
Stellar evolution models predict that the solar luminosity was lower in the past, typically 20-25% lower during the Archean (3.8-2.5 Ga). Despite the fainter Sun, there is strong evidence for the presence of liquid water on Earth’s surface at that time. This “faint young Sun problem” is a fundamental question in paleoclimatology, with important implications for the habitability of the early Earth, early Mars and exoplanets. Many solutions have...
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Is the Faint Young Sun Problem for Earth Solved?
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Jul 6, 2020
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