Radioactive mud in Antarctic ice may assist map interstellar clouds

Antarctic snow is so pristine that we are able to spot interstellar mud in it

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Radioactive iron buried in Antarctic snow will need to have come to Earth from interstellar mud, in keeping with a brand new research. This implies that Antarctic snow and ice of various ages could possibly be used to inform us in regards to the patches of interstellar mud Earth has handed by way of, and so observe its path throughout the Milky Manner.

Dominik Koll on the Australian Nationwide College in Canberra and his colleagues collected 500 kilograms of Antarctic ice, melted it and studied what it contained. They discovered iron-60, a uncommon radioactive …

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