Earth’s eccentric orbit paced the evolution of marine phytoplankton

Nature, Published online: 01 December 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03549-5

Analysis of plankton fossils has revealed pulses of size diversity that are inextricably linked to the degree of circularity of Earth’s orbits. Could this orbital variability provide a beat that dictates the rhythm of evolution?

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