"Snowball Earth" Confirmed: Ice Covered Equator

But volcanoes would've made Earth more mud ball than snowball, scientists say.

BBC Earth - Timeline - Snowball Earth: Our planet may have frozen over

BBC Earth - Timeline - Snowball Earth: Our planet may have frozen over

The Right Kind Of Volcanoes Freed Us From “Snowball Earth” 11/27/17

The Right Kind Of Volcanoes Freed Us From “Snowball Earth” 11/27/17

Snowball Earth --Three times in Earth's history, ice has covered the majority of the planet.

To The Horror Of Global Warming Alarmists, Global Cooling Is Here

Artist's concept of a Snowball Earth. During vast ice ages millions of years…

For decades, scientists have proposed that the planet may once have been a "Snowball Earth," and new research suggests oceans could have churned underneath an ice-covered Earth, potentially helping to provide life with vital nutrients.

When Earth was a frozen snowball (Credit: Stocktrek Images, Inc. / Alamy). The…

Earth was a frozen Snowball when animals first evolved

BBC - Earth - The Devonian extinction saw the oceans choke to death

SNOWBALL EARTH

The Snowball Earth website examines the evidence and theory behind the snowball earth hypothesis, the idea that the globe was covered by ice for long periods roughly 710 and 636 million years ago.

Snowball Earth describes a theory that for millions of years the Earth was almost entirely or wholly covered in ice, stretching from the poles to the tropics.

The Snowball Earth hypothesis posits that the Earth's surface became entirely or nearly entirely frozen at least once, sometime earlier than 650 Mya (million years ago).

Around 720-640 million years ago, much of the Earth's surface was covered in ice during a glaciation that lasted millions of years. Explosive underwater volcanoes were a major feature of this 'Snowball Earth,' according to new research.

Explosive underwater volcanoes were a major feature of 'Snowball Earth'

Around million years ago, much of the Earth's surface was covered in ice during a glaciation that lasted millions of years. Explosive underwater volcanoes were a major feature of this 'Snowball Earth,' according to new research.

By the latest Proterozoic, some 560 million years ago, glaciers had three times covered the Earth perhaps even to its equator, creating what some have called "snowball Earth." The continents that came to dominate the next era – the Paleozoic – were already in position. And a strange new group of organisms called the Ediacaran fauna came to dominate the world's oceans.

By the latest Proterozoic, some 560 million years ago, glaciers had three times covered the Earth perhaps even to its equator, creating what some have called “"snowball Earth.”“ The continents that came to dominate the next era – the Paleozoic – were alre

Snowball Earth: New study shows Antarctic climate even gripped the tropics

Snowball Earth: New study shows Antarctic climate even gripped the tropics

Oceans of Ice: The Snowball Earth Theory of Global Glaciation

Oceans of Ice: The Snowball Earth Theory of Global Glaciation

Satellite image indicating ocean temperatures

Watch a BBC video demonstration by Dr Yan Wong from Bang Goes the Theory that explains what the greenhouse effect is.

Travel back in time to snowball Earth

700 million years ago, the earth was encased in a sheet of ice up to 3 kilometres thick. Good job there was only plankton around to endure it

BBC - Earth - Earth was a frozen Snowball when animals first evolved

Earth was a frozen Snowball when animals first evolved

715 million years ago the entire planet was encased in snow and ice. This frozen wasteland may have been the birthplace of complex animals

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