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Russian Scientists Discover “Unidentified” Life In Lake Vostok (Updated: No, no they didn’t)

When I last wrote about Lake Vostok, Russian scientists had retrieved new water samples from the subglacial lake in Antarctica. This lake, if you remember, has existed deep beneath the Antarctic ice, isolated for about 20 million years. And, at the very least, the lake’s water has been free of any contamination or disturbance from …

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Russian Scientists Retrieve Sample From Lake Vostok

Last year, Russian scientists successfully drilled into Lake Vostok in Antarctica, a subglacial lake that has been sealed away for 20 million years. Given that it’s been hidden for so long, separated from the rest of the world, many believe it may hold unique microbial life. If it does, this will vastly increase the probability …

Russian Scientists Reach Buried Antarctic Lake

It was a close race against the harsh Antarctic winter, but Russian scientists have reportedly drilled into a lake that has been buried under ice for 20 million years. The lake, called Lake Vostok, remains liquid due to geothermal heat, which coincidentally is similar to the liquid oceans beneath the icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. The …