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Originally posted by Cryptonomicon
Since the Russian scientists haven't been heard from in 5 days I have a feeling something catastrophic has occurred. The pressure from the lake make have caused an explosive geyser which destabilized the underlying structure and an eventual cascade of events that has destroyed the drilling operation.
In this day of satellite phones and back up power - if no one has heard from them in 5 days it's probably because they are all dead or soon will be.edit on 2/3/2012 by Cryptonomicon because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by wingsfan
Just to let yall know, that lake might be 15-20 million years old, but the water is relatively new. There is other lakes and it is damn near accepted that there is river-like passages connecting some of them. Water down there has probably been totally replaced a bazillion times over. That water is no older then 13-14 thousand years old.
The pressure from the ice keeps the deep water from melting. And though chances are good for some life (microbial), it is pretty much not possible for anything "advanced" to come out of there. So we can hopefully now dial back the fear mongering and outlandish sci-fi scenarios.
Originally posted by jazz10
reply to post by dancbr
HOW ABOUT PEOPLE READ ALL POSTS THEN REPLY FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!!!
Yes i am SHOUTING!
ARE YOU READING?
Originally posted by truthinfact
Wow I thought they were supposed to wait... Considering punching threw is risking leaking tons and tons of chemicals into an untouched lake...
They agreed to warm water drilling instead but clearly they didn't want to wait any longer...
Aside from that. Any forms of life they find down their in my opinion would confirm the extreme likeliness of life on Mars. Similar climates.[
Originally posted by jazz10
reply to post by Ceres
what i find interesting is how the ice has not froze the lake. Yes it happens on ponds and lakes worldwide but a one with so much ice above it? Whats to say that the ice isnt a few hundred feet above ground?
Originally posted by stainlesssteelrat
I remember reading about this drilling already 2-3 years ago. Basically it was same fears as presented in this thread: contamination, deadly virus spreading, etc. etc.
But this year it brings more circumstances and "coincidences".
- US and russia co-operation
- World's largest enterpreneurs traveling to antarctica just as drill is 40 feet away. I mean think about James Cameron, he's known for passion of exploring sea. Far fetched coincidence if you ask me.
- Missing scientists - THIS is worrying. May be nothing, but may as well be another "coincidence".
Are there any official sources highlighting role of NSA in this whole operation? Someone wrote that they took this research from JPL and claimed side of lake for themselves. For what purpose, they want to make another drill or what?
This is by far best and most promising thread on ATS since Jerusalem UFO hoax.
Most people are amazed to find that a lake of liquid fresh water lies beneath the Antarctic ice. In fact, 145 such lakes have so far been discovered. The lakes remain liquid only because the water is pressurized by the immense weight of the ice above, lowering the freeze temperature to 30 degrees. Residual heat from the earth's core adds the few precious degrees needed to keep the water from freezing.