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The National Science Foundation supports the Ocean Drilling
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The National Science Foundation supports the Ocean Drilling Program.

May 19, 2010
The National Science Foundation supports the Ocean Drilling Program. Using equipment like the drill pictured here, workers obtain geologic samples from the deep seafloor that provide scientists with new information about the Earth's history. Examples of information documented by these samples include a history of the ocean basins and evidence of drastically changing climates on earth, including more ice ages than were previously known.