Only 40 feet from the expected waterline of Vostok Lake.
They have about 2 weeks to breach or it won't happen until next December.
An interesting news:
"Antarctica: Joint Inspection US and Russian Federation".
Tuesday, 24 January 2012, 9:31 am
Press Release: US State Department
Office of the Spokesperson
January 21, 2012
The United States and the Russian Federation will send a joint team to inspect foreign stations, installations and equipment in Antarctica from January 23 to January 28, 2012. The inspection will be conducted pursuant to the Antarctic Treaty of 1959 and its Environmental Protocol. The State Department and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will co-lead the inspection, which is the first joint inspection conducted by either country.
Just in time (my comment), and the official page is just removed www.state.gov...
And a very scary comment:
Valery Lukin , who is leading the effort for the Russians, is on the ice. Last year, he told Reuters that their work is “like exploring an alien planet where no one has been before. We don’t know what we’ll find.”
The discovery of Lake Vostok is a hope or a threat? Is Lake Vostok the Pandora's box?
(visit the link for the full news article)
Other related threads:
The Lake Vostok Conspiracy
edit on 2-2-2012 by Arken because: (no reason given)