Antarctic Scientists Seek To Drill To Lake Ellsworth

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Antarctic Scientists Seek To Drill To Lake Ellsworth

Post by edfrank » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:53 am

British Antarctic Survey Scientists Seek To Drill To Lake Ellsworth

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/1 ... lp00000009
Scientists with the British Antarctic Survey are seeking to drill through the continent's thick covering of ice to a giant, hidden lake, cut off since before modern humans first evolved, which may house life forms invisible to human eyes. They could be unlike anything scientists have seen before.

"We expect to find microorganisms," said Martin Siegert, the principal investigator on the project, "because there's water and where there's water on planet Earth, there's life."
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