Earth is the only planet we know of that has been recorded Fires. Although there may be volcanoes spewing hot magma on the surface of Venus, the hottest planet in the solar system, there has never been a fire there. Not for Mercury, not for Jupiter, not for any of the other planets surrounding our planet or any other star.
In fact, for billions of years of Earth’s history, there wasn’t even fire, according to IFL Science. In fact, it took billions of years for conditions suitable for fire to become possible, with the planet’s first inhabitants living in a world without fire for longer than we can imagine. While volcanoes may produce “fountains of fire” like the one likely produced on Io – and there may have been exotic flames from gas volcanic eruptions – this is the pushing and spewing of magma, not actual fire.
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About 2.4 billion years ago, Earth’s atmosphere was likely a thick haze of methane, the result of the emergence of bacterial life on the planet. Then the Great Oxidation Event occurred, meaning that ancient cyanobacteria began generating energy from sunlight, releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. Here molecular oxygen began to accumulate in the atmosphere for the first time, although not yet in sufficient concentration for combustion to occur. The great oxidation event, sometimes known as the oxygen crash, likely plunged Earth into a global deep freeze, as this oxygen destabilized methane, eliminating it and negating the greenhouse effect. The ground became cold and unburned.
Our first fire fossil dates back to the Middle Ordovician, billions of years later. As for fire, it is known that if the percentage of oxygen is less than 13%, the plant material will not burn completely. However, anything higher than 35% will burn vegetation to such an extent that forests will not be able to grow and sustain themselves.
During the Ordovician Period, 470 million years ago, the first plants — algae and Martian plants — produced more oxygen, eventually accumulating enough of it to start fires. Finally, about 420 million years ago, we have the first fossil evidence of fire on Earth, namely charcoal found in rocks from this period. However, large-scale fires did not occur until about 383 million years ago, and since then fires have become a veritable inferno.
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