Hadean time


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Ha·de·an Time

n.
The Hadean period of time. Also called Hadean Eon. See Table at geologic time.

Ha·de·an Time

(hā-dē′ən)
The period of time between 4.6 and 3.8 billion years ago, when the solar system was forming and the Earth was solidifying. No rocks are known from this time, as they were probably eroded or drawn deep into the Earth and melted through the processes of plate tectonics. See Chart at geologic time.
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Noun1.Hadean time - the earliest eon in the history of the Earth from the first accretion of planetary material (around 4,600 million years ago) until the date of the oldest known rocks (about 3,800 million years ago); no evidence of life
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In recent simulations of Earth during Hadean times, Mojzsis and Oleg Abramov, also at the University of Colorado at Boulder, "have bombarded the crust with basically everything we could throw at it within reason, based on the Nice model and the lunar record," Mojzsis says.