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Redrawing the early sulfur cycle

The Archaean atmosphere may have been well oxygenated, according to a reconsideration of sulfur cycling at that time. This challenges the view that sedimentary sulfur records oxygen-poor conditions during Earth’s first two billion years.

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Fig. 1: Eruption of Bromo volcano, East Java.

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Roerdink, D. Redrawing the early sulfur cycle. Nat. Geosci. 13, 526–527 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-020-0608-z

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