Sunday, February 12, 2012

Antarctic Lake Vostok Water Finally Reached

For decades the Russians have been drilling through the ice to attempt and reach the liquid water part of Lake Vostok.  Last year they came quite close, but had to stop due to the end of the summer season and their air supply link being stopped by the winter weather.  The first water samples have now been retrieved and eventually the Russians plan to share samples with other researchers to allow for more analysis on this long isolated lake under the ice.

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