Antarctica's Frozen Lake Vostok, Isolated for 20 Million Years, Breached By Russian Drills

Monday, February 6, 2012 - 11:30 in Earth & Climate

The Russian scientists drilling into ancient buried Antarctic Lake Vostok have reached their destination, the Russian news agency Ria Novosti reported today. The team is apparently alive and well despite a week of suspicious radio silence, but more details are to come about what they've found buried under two miles of ice. "Yesterday, our scientists stopped drilling at the depth of 3,768 meters and reached the surface of the sub-glacial lake," the source reportedly said in a story posted Monday, Feb. 6. Related ArticlesRussian Scientists Drilling into "Alien" Antarctic Lake Vostok Fall SilentWith 30 Meters Left to Drill, Scientists Leave Subterranean Lake Vostok For The Winter, Amid ControversyRussians Will Be First To Explore Untouched Antarctic Lake Vostok, In Hunt For Weird Life FormsTagsScience, Rebecca Boyle, antarctic ice, antarctica, drills, ice, lake vostok, lakes, Russian, russian scientist, vostok, water drillIf true, this is a feat several decades in the making. Russian scientists...

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