Latest Vostok Station Stories
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
A research project completes drilling for the year, reaching two miles below West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Scientists studying the world's most enigmatic lake have only 165 feet left to drill as time is running out.
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.
A glacier hasnâ€™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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