Russian Antarctica Team Poised to Reach the 14-Million Year Old Waters of Lake Vostok -a Prehistoric Laboratory

A Russian science team is poised to reach the virgin 14 million year old depths of ice-bound Lake Vostok, an unexplored lake in Antarctica. Russian scientists are drilling down to the oxygen-rich lake at the rate of four meters a day, which is buried beneath a sheet of ice almost four kilometers thick, and extract water samples for analysis. If extreme life is found in the lake, this would have implications for the possibilities of life on Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s satellite Enceladus, both of which host a similar environment... Read More

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