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Krypton-dating technique allows researchers to accurately date ancient Antarc...
23 Apr 2014

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A team of scientists, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), has successfully used a new technique to confirm the age of a 120,000-year-old sample of Antarctic ice. The new dating system is expected to allow scientists to identify ice that is much older, thereby reconstructing climate much farther back into Earth's history and potentially leading to an understanding of the mechanisms that cause the planet to shift into and out of ice ages. The new technique provides an accurate means of confirming the age of ice samples, and, researchers note, it is now the most precise dating tool for ancient ice.

Image credit: Hinrich Schaefer





RedOrbit Images Of The Day - Earth

The Americas
The Americas
23 Apr 2014
NOAA\'s GOES-East satellite captured this stunning view of the Americas on Earth Day, April 22, 2014 at 11:45 UTC/7:45 a.m. EDT. The data from GOES-East was made into an image by the NASA/NOAA GOES Project at NASA\'s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

Credit: NASA/NOAA

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6.6 - VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
24 Apr 2014

Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:10:12 UTC
Lat/Lon: 49.8459/-127.444
Depth: 11.4





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