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Water released from Lake Vostok, deep beneath the south polar ice sheet, could gush like a popped can of soda if not contained, opening the lake to possible contamination and posing a potential health hazard to NASA and university researchers.
A team of scientists that recently investigated the levels of dissolved gases in the remote Antarctic lake found the concentrations of gas in the lake water were much higher than expected, measuring 2.65 quarts (2.5 liters) of nitrogen and oxygen per 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) of water. According to scientists, this high ratio of gases trapped under the ice will cause a gas-driven "fizz" when the water is released.
Originally posted by mOjOm
Boy we are just gearing up for some good times here like clock work huh.
Antarctic lakes fizzin' up.
Volcanoes about to pop.
Sadistic tyrants running the world.
War, desease, economic collapse.
Mars on it's way!
Some kind of Sun Spot thing.
Get those darn aliens down here I'd say we can just all call it a day folks!
Originally posted by Seekerof
I had actually thought that they were already in the process of drilling in Lake Vostok.