Latest Subglacial lakes Stories
An international team of biologists has discovered living microbes and an active ecosystem located one-half mile beneath the surface of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, according to new research published online Wednesday in the journal Nature.
A group of British scientists has for the first time found evidence of diverse life forms dating back nearly 100 thousand years in subglacial lake sediment.
Lake Vostok, the largest of some 400 subglacial lakes scattering Antarctica’s frozen world, has been the subject of research for at least the past 15 years. Lying more than 2 miles below the surface, the lake was first drilled in 1998 by a team of Russian, French and American scientists.
Samples taken from an underground lake in Antarctica last January contain a new life form previously unknown to science, according to researchers who are in charge of studying the returned samples.
Just a day after successfully drilling through to a subglacial lake in Antarctica, a team have pulled up the first water and sediment samples from the depths of the under-ice lake that have been isolated for thousands of years.
An ambitious expedition to search for life in one of the world’s most remote regions has ended in failure early Christmas morning. Team members from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) called off a project to drill through two miles of Antarctica’s ice sheet to reach Lake Ellsworth due to problems linking boreholes in the ice.
A project more than 15 years in the making is about to become a reality for a group or scientists wanting to learn more about life deep below the Antarctic ice sheet.
A team of 12 British scientists are about to embark on a grueling two-and-a-half month expedition to search for life in Lake Ellsworth, which is located 1.6 miles below the surface of the Antarctic ice sheet.