The Antarctic is of great interest to scientists because it is a completely untouched landscape where they can study the effects of climate change. Since 2006, researchers from Germany, Italy, New Zealand and the USA have drilled through ice, water and rocks in a program called the Antarctic Drilling Project (ANDRIL) to extract core samples. Her research has been instrumental in uncovering the true impact of climate change on the continent.
However, one particular find unveiled in Nova's "The Secrets Of Antarctica" series surpasses the rest.
The program revealed scientists peering hundreds of feet beneath the frozen desert to glimpse the past to throw.
The narrator said in 201
"They recover a 12-foot core wrapped in a protective cover.
"The workers carefully bring it back to the lab to inspect it, and when it breaks it is in perfect condition."
"This mud and rock are more valuable than gold, because each core is a time machine.
The series revealed how ANDRILL scientists cut the ice core sample to read into ancient history.
It added, "While the cores are being recovered, each section is cut longitudinally, x-rayed, and placed in laboratories Bohrplatz scanned at McMurdo.
"Each core tells a story based on its texture, color, and content.
" And some of these stories are spectacular.
"These shells are evidence of warmer times, even though the Antarctic iced. "
Marco Taviani from the Institute of Marine Sciences in Italy described the amazing discovery they made.
He said," This is one of the most spectacular fossils found with ANDRILL incision.
"This is a scallop – now this species of scallop simply does not live in extreme polar waters anymore.
The same series revealed how researchers made an equally interesting discovery dating from the time of Jesus Christ.
The narrator states, "The team is drilling through ice and their goal is to collect samples from the almost three-kilometer-thick West Antarctic ice sheet. In the same series, another notable fossil was discovered.
The deeper they go, the farther they go back to the past.
"These ice cores contain tiny bubbles of ancient atmosphere that were trapped every year when the snow was pressed into ice."
Rebecca Anderson, who worked as part of the team, revealed her strengths to interesting finds in the archive.
She said, "Here, about 480 meters deep, it is about the time Jesus was alive.
"We're around 0 o'clock at night, just before BC's got to AD."