4 Million years old discovery in Antarctica stuns scientists
Antarctica is of great interest to scientists as it is an unspoiled landscape where they can study the effects of climate change. Since 2006, researchers from Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and the US have been drilling through ice, water, and rock to recover core samples in a program known as the Antarctic Drilling Project (ANDRIL). David Harwood, who is part of the team scanning the icy continent, says he made an amazing find in the eastern region. It was revealed during NOVA’s “Secrets of Antarctica” how the discovery of wood and leaves has helped the researcher to map out the frozen desert’s past.