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Subglacial Life Found In Ice Cores From Lake Vostok, Antarctica
2013-07-05 11:58:56

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.

2012-02-14 08:00:00

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Russian Team Becomes First To Reach Subglacial Lake
2012-02-09 06:05:58

After two decades of on-again, off-again work, a team of Russian scientists claim to have successfully drilled through the frozen crust of Antarctica and into a gigantic, subglacial body of water that had been buried beneath the ice for millions of years.

Russian Scientists Reach Ancient Antarctic Lake
2012-02-06 13:55:27

After years of drilling, Russian scientists have finally managed to reach down to reveal a unique sub-glacial lake. The scientists drilled 12,362 feet to reach the sub-glacial Antarctic lake, Vostok, which has been sealed for the past 20 million years.

Researchers To Get First Peek At 20 Million Year-Old Lake
2012-02-03 12:06:26

In what sounds like the opening scene to a bad monster movie, a team of Russian scientists are on the verge of drilling down to a lake buried under more than two miles of ice that hasn’t seen the light of day for over 20 million years.

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2011-02-05 07:45:00

Russian scientists are set to pierce through Antarctica's frozen surface to reveal the secrets of an icebound lake that has been sealed deep there for the past 15 million years.

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2011-02-02 21:37:51

A research project completes drilling for the year, reaching two miles below West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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2011-01-28 13:31:48

Scientists studying the world's most enigmatic lake have only 165 feet left to drill as time is running out.

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2009-01-12 08:10:00

Scientists are now making an alarming claim that the earth is on the brink of entering another Ice Age that could last the next 100,000 years.

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2008-10-06 12:20:00

A glacier hasn’t been seen in England since the Ice Age. Ironically though, Antarctic scientists are gathering in a muddy field In Britain to study how to endure life on the world's coldest continent.


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