The earth consists of glowing rock and hot gases. The temperature is 1200° Celsius. One day lasts only 6 hours
Meteorites bombard the earth's surface for many hundreds of millions of years. They contain water crystals. The earth's crust forms and oceans are created, the earth's core remains liquid
In shallow water, stromatolites form from carbon compounds that produce oxygen from the sun's energy.
The earth's crust breaks into individual plates and collides with each other again. The days are now 18 hours long. The first primitive bacteria emerge.
The first roockz are created:
Active volcanoes cause the atmosphere to accumulate carbon dioxide. As a result, no more sunlight reaches the earth. A long ice age begins.
Life Volcanoes push through the ice and the atmosphere is enriched with carbon dioxide. This stores solar energy and melts the ice > oxygen is released.
Due to the Cambrian explosion the underwater life develops rapidly
The ozone layer is formed and a protective layer is formed around the earth. The giant continent Gontwana was formed by tectonic plate shifts.
In about 15 million years, the first land creatures emerge, spending more time above than below water. The first plant seeds fly through the air. Insects, giant dragonflies and millipedes develop.