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Drill Close to Reaching 14-Million-Year-Old Antarctic Lake

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posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 11:39 AM
reply to post by geo1066

What is left out of that equation is the tendency towards glacial flow. A 4k thick ice sheet would also spread outwards, not just up. Kudos on the calculations, though.

posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 05:17 AM
This is very interesting and also scary.

There could be anything down there, 14 million years is a long time. Maybe there are crazy smart fish or something that evolved as far as humans did. With the increase of oxygen whatever is down there will be rather large.

Personally I hope they find a whole new world down there teaming with all types of life. I also believe that if anything is found it will not be able to live on the surface do to the low oxygen, which may work in our favor, especially if it is a virus or something.

But to be honest I doubt we the people will be shown anything that is found. I mean if anything is found that changes what is in our record books they will not release the info. We will probably just be told there are really old microbes down there nothing more.

posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 05:37 AM

Originally posted by jazz10
reply to post by anon72

Theres going to be a massive discovery thats earth changing here.

something seems to be delicate and important enough to wait for. Must be very important. 8 Yrs? What was the event that took place that caused an 8 yr wait?

As for the 50 times higher oxygen levels reminds me of the film The Abbys when theyre breathing oxygenated water.The cube? Wasnt there a tale of a cube that was of massive importance and could create life or was a key? I cant wait to see whats discovered, what ever it is im sure this will be mentioned straight away in media.
Oxygen levels were alot higher back then...

posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 05:54 AM
reply to post by Blue Shift

Yeah, either something like the 'thing' or something much, much worse...imagine releasing a 14,000,000 year old super virus or bacterium?

That's all the world needs, an unstoppable super bug!

posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 06:01 AM
Becareful when you are "digging up the past". You never know what is waiting for you.

posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 07:22 AM
reply to post by TheLoneArcher

LOL I liked it and how about it.

Maybe that is what the aliens have been coming to earth for all these years... seeing if we cracked it open yet-for them.

Thanks Earthlings.... Death to you all. (the one thing the aliens never mastered.... ice...)

posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 05:22 AM

The Last 50 Meters before finally penetrate into the lake! The Event!

The world’s deepest ice crack over Lake Vostok in the Antarctic Region has reached the 3,700 metre-mark. Russian specialists are hopeful that they will be able to “unseal” the relict lake, which is covered under the 4 km thick ice before the end of this season. They will have to cover about 50 metres to achieve their goal. This water eco-system has remained isolated from the Earth atmosphere for millions of years. Deep drilling for the purpose of conducting a paleoclimatic research has been underway near the Vostok Station since the 70s of the last century, when nobody had any idea that such a lake did exist. The great geographic discovery of the last century, as scientists say, at first, was the brave hypothesis of the Russian glaciologist Zotikov, who initially assumed and then confirmed, with the help of his calculations, that there was a freshwater sea under the Sixth Continent’s ice cover since the thawing of the Antarctic ice continues non-stop due to ice thickness. Later his calculations were confirmed by the seismic research, by pilots’ observations, and also by satellite images. The polar researches have received the data providing information about the lake’s size and form, about the thickness of its ice cover, about the underwater relief, and about precipitation.

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