And only 11,200,000 years ago the sun would have physically touched the earth.
The oldest living thing on earth is either an Irish Oak or a Bristlecone pine.
When oil wells are drilled, the oil is almost always found to be under great pressure.
A "clock" is any geophysical or astronomical process that is changing at a constant rate.
This results in a constant yearly increase in the distance between the Earth and Moon." "One cannot extrapolate the present 4 cm/year separation rate back into history.
It has that value today, but was more rapid in the past because of tidal effects.
Therefore scientists must make a guess with regard to what they believe the original conditions might have been.
The shorter the time involved, the more likely that a specific process has been constant, and unaltered by external influences.