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2013-05-10 05:02:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists, led by Julie Brigham-Grette of the University of Amherst, has analyzed the longest continental sediment core ever collected in the Arctic to provide “absolutely new knowledge” of Arctic climate from 2.2 million to 3.6 million years ago. "While existing geologic records from the Arctic contain important hints about this time period, what we are presenting is the most continuous archive...

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2009-05-29 09:30:00

Retrieve longest Arctic sediment record under Siberia's Lake El'gygytgyn A team of scientists from the United States, Germany, Russia and Austria has just returned from a six-month drilling expedition to a frozen lake in Siberia: Lake El'gygytgyn, "Lake E" for short. Lake E was created 3.6 million years ago when a meteor more than a half-mile wide hit Earth and formed an 11-mile wide crater. There, the researchers collected the longest sediment core samples retrieved in the Arctic region....


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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