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Abstract

If the earth is billions of years old, the radioactive production of helium In the earth's crust should have added a large quantity of helium to Its atmosphere. Current diffusion models all Indicate that helium escapes to space from the atmosphere at a rate much less than Its production rate. The low concentration of helium actually measured would suggest that the earth's atmosphere must be quite young.

Keywords

Earth, atmosphere, helium, age

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