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Lake Vostok, Antarctica's Largest Subglacial Body Of Water, Reportedly Drilled By Russians
As the lake has been isolated from the rest of the world for such a long time, it is extremely important that the lake is not contaminated. Thursday, 3 May 1: Or is there no life in these environments? Lake Vostok is one of subglacial lakes in Antarctica. This contact with the water lens in the borehole was erroneously interpreted by some media as penetration to the lake itself, the AARI reports.
Russian Scientists Penetrate Antarctic Subglacial Lake Vostok for the First Time
Scientists estimate the lake itself is roughly 14 million years old -- the age of the ice sheet that covers it -- and that the water currently in the lake is roughly 1 million years old. The sarcophagus found will hold a warrior in suspended animation. Living Lakes National Networks Vostok. The Antarctic Treaty Secretariat, a body set up to protect the frozen continent, approved a Russian team's process to extract water from the lake while preventing contamination, according to New Scientist. The best overview of the consequences of a Heinrich event now on daily watch here. Far below the surface of the central East Antarctic ice sheet is a body of water miles long by 30 miles across known as Lake Vostok.
Exploring the environment of Lake Vostok may have implications in the search for life in our solar system. A teen refugee tells his story. Russian seismic soundings in and , during the first years of Vostok occupation, suggested the existence of a subglacial lake. Well, it happens more than you think, and here's a possibility. She lives in Cockeysville, Maryland. In October, results were released from testing of ice crystals which had been frozen to the drill bit