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Scientists Develop Antarctic Ice Dating Technique Using Krypton


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Dating Antarctic ice

A new method of dating ice could provide clues to the Earth's climate in the past and predict future climate patterns.

Credit: Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty

Using a form of krypton, a chemical element created when cosmic rays hit the planet, scientists have developed a new technique to more accurately date ancient Antarctic ice which could help them understand the forces that have triggered ice ages, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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