First Posted: 02/ 2/2012 11:01 am Updated: 02/ 2/2012 11:13 am
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/0 ... lp00000009
Lake Vostok, which is the largest of Antarctica's subglacial lakes and also one of the largest lakes in the world, has not been touched by light for over 20 million years, according to The Washington Post.
A team of Russian scientists is poised to penetrate the lake next week and begin probing for signs of life. The harsh weather conditions on the surface of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet mean that drilling through over two miles of ice has been an arduous process spanning two decades, explained The Washington Post. continued...
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