Scientists Reveal a Shocking Discovery: Ant Glaciers

After years of testing in Antarctica, an alarm comes from a team of scientists from the University of Aix-en-Provence: glaciers emit in the radioactive chlorine atmosphere.

The scientists, coordinated by the glaciologist Mélanie Baroni of the European Geosciences Research Center for the Environment, have concluded after confronting samples from the Vostok area in East Antarctica, where an old Russian research station is located in Talos Dome, a region where large amounts of snow are deposited every year.

The chlorine isotope 36 can be produced both naturally and artificially: in the first case it is produced when argon gas interacts with cosmic rays in the Earth's atmosphere, when neutrons react with chlorine present in seawater.

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