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Life Discovered In Antarctic Lake That Hasn't Seen Sunlight For Millions Of Years
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, science, biology, Antarctica, Lake Whillans, Lake Vostok, microbes )

Lynn
- 8 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, teems with microscopic life. Tiny organisms dwell on the ice and live inside glaciers, ... a rich microbial ecosystem persists underneath the thick ice sheet, where no sunlight has been felt for millions of years.
Life Found 4000 Meters Beneath Antarctica
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, Bowling Green State University in Ohio, discovery, interesting, Lake Vostok, Louisiana State University, prehistoric, Russia )

Kayleen
- 360 days ago - sciencenews.org
A Russian team drilled through the ice, breaching prehistoric Lake Vostok for the first time. Microbes and DNA from water fleas, mollusks, and something related to a sea anemone was discovered. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.
Touching the Oldest Water on Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, interesting, world, research, science, water, Lake Vostok, environment, Antarctica )

Michael
- 937 days ago - cbc.ca
A Russian drilling expedition in Antarctica is close to breaking through four kilometres of ice to sample the pristine waters of Lake Vostok, which has not seen daylight for millions of years.
20 Million Years Later, Russians Work To Drill Into Lake
Science & Tech  (tags: Lake Vostok, Russia, world's 3rd largest volume, 3, 000 ft. deep, 70% world's fresh water, drilling ice cores, record of gases/atmosphere. possible gey, deeper=older, 2 million yrs., astrobiology, Europa, subglacial lakes )

Judy
- 938 days ago - npr.org
Russian researchers in Antarctica are on the verge of piercing a hole through two miles of ice into an ancient lake, untouched by the light of day for some 20 million years. But it'll be a delicate process to break through without disturbing the pristine
   

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