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Earth's Orbital Changes Have Influenced Climate, Life Forms For at Least 215 Million Years
Description: Every 405,000 years, gravitational tugs from Jupiter and Venus slightly elongate Earth's orbit, an amazingly consistent pattern that has influenced our planet's climate for at least 215 million years and allows scientists to more precisely date geological events like the spread of dinosaurs, according to a new study. [Source: Rutgers University]
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Source: Rutgers University
Publish Date: 5/6/2018
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