Articles | Volume 1, issue 1
Solid Earth, 1, 1–3, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-1-1-2010
Solid Earth, 1, 1–3, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-1-1-2010

  02 Feb 2010

02 Feb 2010

The Eons of Chaos and Hades

C. Goldblatt1, K. J. Zahnle1, N. H. Sleep2, and E. G. Nisbet3 C. Goldblatt et al.
  • 1Space Science and Astrobiology Division, NASA Ames Research Center, MS 245-3, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA
  • 2School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
  • 3Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, TW20 0EX, UK

Abstract. We propose the Chaotian Eon to demarcate geologic time from the origin of the Solar System to the Moon-forming impact on Earth. This separates the solar system wide processes of planet formation from the subsequent divergent evolution of the inner planets. We further propose the division of the Hadean Eon into eras and periods and naming the proto-Earth Tellus.