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Clear as Mud

Clear as Mud

A smear of mud from a sediment core makes for a kaleidoscopic vision when observed under cross-polarized light. Polarizing filters help scientists identify each speck of organic and inorganic materials found in the sediments, which provide clues to Earth’s evolution and climate in the past. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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