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Geologist Ralph Harvey and historian Mott Greene explain the principles of radiometric dating and its application in determining the age of Earth. As the uranium in rocks decays, it emits subatomic particles and turns into lead at a constant rate. Measuring the uranium-to-lead ratios in the oldest rocks on Earth gave scientists an estimated age of the planet of 4. Segment from A Science Odyssey: "Origins. View in: QuickTime RealPlayer.
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Home earth Earth History Geologist Radioactive. Read about How do we know the Age of the Earth? Half-life billion years. Radiometric dating using the naturally-occurring radioactive elements is simple in concept even though technically complex.