Lake Vostok, Antarctica's Largest Subglacial Body Of Water

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Lake Vostok, Antarctica's Largest Subglacial Body Of Water

Post by edfrank » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:07 pm

Lake Vostok, Antarctica's Largest Subglacial Body Of Water, Soon To Be Explored
First Posted: 02/ 2/2012 11:01 am Updated: 02/ 2/2012 11:13 am
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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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Re: Lake Vostok, Antarctica's Largest Subglacial Body Of Wat

Post by edfrank » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:57 am

Lake Vostok, Antarctica's Largest Subglacial Body Of Water, Reportedly Drilled By Russians
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After over 20 years of drilling through two miles of glacial ice, Russian scientists have reportedly penetrated the surface of Antarctica's largest subglacial lake.

Lake Vostok, which hasn't been touched by light in millions of years, has been a target of scientific exploration because of the unique lifeforms it may contain.
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"I love science and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awe by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and revigorate it." by Robert M. Sapolsky

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