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Ancient mountains recorded in Antarctic sandstones reveal potential links to global events

Ancient mountains recorded in Antarctic sandstones reveal potential links to global events

A new analysis of sandstones from Antarctica indicates there may be important links between the generation of mountain belts and major transitions in Earth’s atmosphere and oceans. A team of researchers analyzed the chemistry of tiny zircon grains commonly found in the Earth’s continental rock record to determine their ages and chemical compositions.

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Source: ScienceDaily