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Scientists bring back Earth's 'memory' with mountaintop ice

Humans are fascinated by our planet's distant past. Since human recorded history only goes back a few thousand years, we probe Earth's "memory" in various ways to uncover its secrets. One of these methods is to hunt for traces ...

Lowering the temperature on a hot topic: A climate change primer

Climate changes. It has done so, often dramatically, over the course of Earth's geologic timescales, measured in hundreds of thousands and millions of years. Some of these changes might have caused a phenomenon called snowball ...

Argon found in air of ancient atmosphere

On the massive sheets of ice that stretch across Greenland and Antarctica, the temperature is so low that not even the summer sun can melt the snow deposited onto them. As the snow accumulates without melting and settles ...

Antarctica: Beyond Epica exploring the climate of the past

The first ice core drilling campaign of Beyond Epica-Oldest Ice is starting in Antarctica at the Little Dome C site. The aim of the project is to go back to 1.5 million years in time, by sampling and analyzing the deep ice, ...

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