Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lake Vostok's Secrets Remain Unreached This Antarctic Summer

This year the Russians were hoping to finally reach the subglacial Lake Vostok. It remains liquid under 3,750 meters of ice due to geothermal heat. The lake is thought to potentially possess prehistoric or unknown life. The Russians had to stop about 5 meters from the drilling finally reaching the lake, since they had to leave Antarctica by February 6 before the onset of winter.

Read more about this here.

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