Dating back to the precambrian era
The spacecraft was about 10,500 kilometers (6,500 miles) from the asteroid.
The sun formed within such a cloud of gas and dust, shrinking in on itself by gravitational compaction until it began to undergo nuclear fusion and give off light and heat.
Proterozoic was the eon when cyanobacteria produced oxygen, iron and methane were oxidized, and life emerged in the late of the period on the bottom of the sea.Our oldest fossils date to roughly 3.5 billion years ago, and consist of bacteria microfossils.In fact, all life during the more than one billion years of the Archean was bacterial.This article is about the climate during the whole period before Phanerozoic that often is referred to as Precambrian.The geological eons in Precambrian - Hadean was the burning inferno right after Earth's creation.
Left: A Hubble Space Telescope image of a star-forming region of Nebula M16 (Eagle Nebula).