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Lake Vostok In Antarctica  
User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6724 posts, RR: 11
Posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1917 times:

It seems that the Russian drillers are almost through 4km of glacier to reach this, as yet, pristine lake. 50m to go, but the biting winter cold is on its way back and things may have to wait.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12275979

No doubt some enterprising soul will start bottling what's down there as a unique and very exclusive water.


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User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

Although this is a controversial project, there are a number of subglacial lakes that have been identified in Antarctica since Lake Vostok was discovered. It's not really unique. If I remember right, they had planned on releasing some kind of "hydrobot" to explore the lake after they reached it with the drill. I'm not sure if that's still the case.

Keep in mind this is considered by some to be a test run for exploring below the ice on Jupiter's moon Europa.



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Quoting oly720man (Thread starter):
but the biting winter cold is on its way back


But they are just over one (1) month into summer?


User currently offlineSevernaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1410 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

It's an interesting project, that's for sure!

Quoting 474218 (Reply 2):
But they are just over one (1) month into summer?

February 6 (according to the article) marks already the end of the suitable period.



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User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 2):
But they are just over one (1) month into summer?

The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth (-89°C) was recorded on 21 July 1983 at Lake Vostok. Average temperature there during the "summer" from December to February is around -30°C.



The beatings will continue until morale improves
User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

Quoting Severnaya (Reply 3):
February 6 (according to the article) marks already the end of the suitable period.


And March 20 marks the end of summer. The two are not the same!

Winter does not officially begin til June 21 this year.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26484 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Quoting oly720man (Thread starter):


No doubt some enterprising soul will start bottling what's down there as a unique and very exclusive water.

This should never, ever be allowed.



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User currently offlineTheRedBaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2215 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1263 times:

And if they release a super Bug or a deadly bacteria (its possible). I wonder if they are not drilling pandora´s box...

TRB



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User currently offlineMudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1259 times:

Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 7):
And if they release a super Bug or a deadly bacteria (its possible). I wonder if they are not drilling pandora´s box...

Then just wash your hands frequently, and refrain from rubbing your eyes, nose and mouth, get plenty of sleep, drink plenty of water, exercise, eat a balanced diet, and take 1000mg of Vitamin C a day! 


User currently offlineskysurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

Unfortunately if they do breech the 'barrier' and drill through to the water they'll probably contaminate it with the drill bit or other piece of equipment. Even if it melts its way through the ice and seals itself in....we'll see. That's just my opinion, and i would love to be proven wrong and i hope that they're still taking every precaution in their 'race' for the last 50m. Let's hope they took every precaution possible, but even then......it'll be interesting to see what happens.

Cheers



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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6724 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

Quoting skysurfer (Reply 9):

This is one reason it's been taking so long. They were nearly there a few years ago, but had to go back to the drawing board when the contamination issue was raised.



wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently onlinegemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5658 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 5):
And March 20 marks the end of summer. The two are not the same!

Winter does not officially begin til June 21 this year.

Not in the Southern Hemisphere! (Or this part of it at least)

28 Feb marks the end of summer and 1 June marks the start of winter.

Gemuser



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