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Geological History of Oxygen


Explore the changes in oxygen levels throughout Earth’s history and discover their impact on life.

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Today, oxygen, or O2, makes up about 21% of Earth’s atmosphere, but for most of our planet’s long history, O2 levels in the atmosphere and dissolved in the ocean were much less than they are today. In this Click and Learn, you will learn the complex biological and geological factors that have influenced the changes in O2 levels. 

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