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Scientists claim that they can determine when the Earth first formed as a planet.

Which technique(s) do scientists use today to determine when the Earth first formed? Choose all that apply.

A. Comparison of fossils found in rocks

B. Comparison of layers found in rocks

C. Analysis of uranium found in rocks

D. Analysis of carbon found in rocks

E. Scientists cannot calculate the age of the Earth



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Question Identifier: GCI_2011_009
Designed for: Non-Science Majors
Primary Author(s): J. Libarkin, S. Anderson
Contributing Author(s): E.M. Geraghty Ward
Misconception's Reference: Original GCI (https://www.msu.edu/~libarkin/GCI_PUBLICATIONS.html)
Notes: (none)