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June 11, 2004

Ice

The European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA) has... wait for it... extracted an ice core from Antarctica. This particular core is almost 3km long, or rather, deep thereby doubling the previous record and providing knowledge of atmospheric conditions dating back 740,000 years. Information about the eight ice ages that happened through that time may give us a better idea of how long term climate change comes about.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 11, 2004 08:23 AM

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