The Earth's oldest known ice has been found by plunging a camera down a hole

Camera gets plunged down Antarctic butthole
(Image credit: Sky News / Austin Carter)

A US team of researchers, scientists, and glaciologist situated in the Allan Hills area of East Antarctica have been making discoveries on their mission to find and extract the continent's oldest existing ice, as well as extend Earth's climate record. 

The multi-year mission and project involving The Center for Oldest Ice Exploration (COLDEX), requires drilling into ice cores within the Antarctic Ice Sheet that contain the oldest recorded glaciers, in the hope of extracting at least one dated ice core.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.