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A promising target in the quest for a 1-million-year-old Antarctic ice core


May 23, 2018

The oldest ice core so far provides 800,000 years of our planet's climate history. A field survey in Antarctica has pinpointed a location where an entire million years of undisturbed ice might be preserved intact. Full Story

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