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Importance of zircon in uranium-lead dating. The mineral zircon adds three more fundamental advantages to uranium–lead dating. First, its crystal structure allows a small amount of tetravalent uranium to substitute for zirconium but excludes with great efficiency the incorporation of lead. (It might be said that one begins with an empty box.)

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The Institute for Creation Research Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (RATE) Introduction. Scientists associated with the Institute for Creation Research have finished a five-year research project known as RATE, or Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth.

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Carbon-14 | Answers in Genesis Carbon-14 dating is a method, based on unprovable assumptions about the past, used to date things that contain carbon (e.g. fossils). It can only give maximum ages of around 50,000 years and yet C-14 has been found in fossils and diamonds thought to be millions and billions of years old respectively.

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Radiometric dating - Wikipedia Radiometric dating or radioactive dating is a technique used to date materials such as rocks or carbon, in which trace radioactive impurities were selectively incorporated when they were formed. The method compares the abundance of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope within the material to the abundance of its decay products, which form at a known constant rate of decay.

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A Star Is Born - Northwestern University Stars are formed when enormous clouds of gas (light-years 1 in diameter) collapse under their own gravity. Interstellar 'clouds' would make a very, very good vacuum on Earth; but the space around them would make an even better vacuum, so clouds they are.

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NRC: Nuclear Medicine: What It Is — and Isn't Nuclear Medicine: What It Is — and Isn't Nuclear medicine is the use of radioactive materials in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures, most notably treatments for various forms of cancer.

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Glossary of Terms: I - Physical Geography Ice Frozen form of the water molecule. Ice has a specific gravity (0.9166) which is slightly less than water. This difference in specific gravity causes ice to float on water.

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PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth. What is PhET? Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations.

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Dating | geochronology | Britannica.com Dating: Dating, in geology, determining a chronology or calendar of events in the history of Earth, using to a large degree the evidence of organic evolution in the sedimentary rocks accumulated through geologic time in marine and continental environments. To date past events, processes, formations, and