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World's oldest air could be trapped under ice

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Tiny bubbles of air dating back over 1.5 million years could be trapped under the Antarctic ice sheet.

For years, scientists have been retrieving ice cores from deep below the surface to learn more about our planet as it was hundreds of thousands of years ago. As layer upon layer of snow falls, the snow underneath is slowly compacted together until it forms ice, a process that can trap small pockets of air containing clues about the planet's climate and atmosphere.

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"When I was your age, we were nothing but pockets of gas in a Big 'Ol Bang!"

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While it might be expensive to bore for primordial farts, the results may provide defensive arguments for the need to aggressively address the global warming trend.

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