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Mysterious Lake Vostok to be penetrated soon! UFO's, Atlantis, Dinosaurs, Climate Doom Oh My!

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posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 11:59 AM
The Surface of Lake Vostok Within Reach


Scientists seeking to drill deep beneath Antarctica announce that deeply-buried Lake Vostok is within their reach. Russian drill specialists say that they have only 100 meters of depth to cover, and that the amazing, sealed lake will be reached this year, or in 2011 at the latest.

The lake was most likely sealed off by the ice millions of years ago, and researchers are keen on learning how life evolved in this secluded environment, The St. Petersburg Times announces.

Mysteries of Lake Vostok


“This anomaly is so large that it cannot be the product of a daily change in the magnetic field,” stated Michael Studinger, one of the researchers involved in the mapping endeavor.

Some scientist have speculated that there could be gases trapped in there that could harm our environment. Another “Gulf of Mexico” Like disaster?

Using much less technical language, others noted that Mason’s explanation matched the hypothesis suggested by Prof. Thomas Gold in Australia’s Nexus magazine. According to Professor Gold, the amount of methane and exotic gases such as xenon and argon could represent a direct threat to global climate, since they would come directly from the Earth’s mantle using the geological features under Lake Vostok as “chimneys.”

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 12:01 PM
I just found this though it is a bit dated. I have occasionally kept up with the progress of our drilling into this mysterious glacial lake for several years. It appears that we will reach the lake this year.
I am excited to see what if anything they may discover in this lake. There could easily be fish from the dinosaur era and at the very least they will find some ancient bacteria and microbes.
Another intriguing aspect of Lake Vostok is it has a large magnetic anomaly. Many conspiracy theorists have speculated over the years that this could be Atlantis or a crashed UFO stuck under the lake.

Here is some more dated information on this lake right here on ATS by member dragonrider.

ATS Thread

Lake Vostok represents everything that is ATS and so if this was placed in the wrong subject then please move it to the appropriate one.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 12:09 PM
As intrigued as I am about what may be contained in this ancient sealed off lake, it worries me what introducing any type of foreign object may do. The drill, drill fluids, even the water or melted ice from above could drastically alter this eco-system before we even have a chance to study it.

Hopefully it is all a non-factor and this ancient sealed off lake reveals some awesome secrets.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 12:46 PM
reply to post by Xeven

Excellent source info.
Hopefully they will figure out how to lean what they want and not damage the lake.
Extremeophytes are very curious. They may have significant medical uses.

[edit on 6/6/2010 by zachi]

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 01:05 PM
reply to post by Xeven

Very interesting indeed.... Well researched
The theory that the Southpole is Atlantis from a pre-poleshift fascinates me.
You say there could eventually be fish from ancient times but then what about oxygen?
Please keep us posted... In some strange way, all what is happening these days, all seems to fit together...
But I for one shure doesn´t see the whole picture yet

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 01:12 PM
reply to post by Xeven

The Lost World of Lake Vostok.

Scientists are desperate to get into the lake because its extreme environment may be home to unique flora and fauna, never seen before, and NASA are excited by what it could teach us about extraterrestrial life. But 4 kilometers of ice stand between the lake and the surface, and breaking this seal without contaminating the most pristine body of water on the planet is possibly one of the greatest challenges science faces in the 21st century.


The Documentary seems to have been removed from Google videos , yet it is still embedded on this free Documentary site linked below.

Watch the full documentary Here.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 02:23 PM
I don't really care about what can get in. It seems there are warning in ancient myth and scripture not to meddle with the deep and submerged.

What can get out is a question I have.

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