Lake Vostok Antarctica: breakthrough imminent.

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posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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Originally posted by squandered
I think that they drilled through and got some water and left because of the weather. They won't start again until next year. It doesn't sit well with me.

Why doesn't it sit well with you? It makes good sense, considering the winter climate, to close up shop & finish in better weather. Do you remember how difficult it was for the scientist with cancer to be evacuated out of Antarctica some years back? Vostok is far more isolated than she was, any emergency evacs would have a much higher risk if any kind of situation arose. I'm ok with them playing it safe rather than risking being sorry. Research doesn't crumble into oblivion if it's paused, regular joes just need to take the environment & risks into consideration & have a shred of patience more.

Edit: I'm not certain, but I've also heard in Vostok's winter temperatures, it's difficult to impossible to keep the machinery running. Emergencies in that climate aside, that is also a good reason to hang it up. If you can't get the parts moving & working, what good does staying do?
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posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 07:17 PM
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It feels sinister to me.I think they pretended to wrap it up early so the eyes of the world will stop watching.

The lies they tell have penetrated deep within me,and many others feel the ache of untruth.



posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 09:03 PM
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I agree with your points about the logistics. As far as I can tell they are only doing what they can do, in the given circumstances.

That said, I did feel put out when the media around the event just died. Logic dictates that the media is always like this. If there isn't a decent headline, then there is no story.

I'm only imagining what lies beneath the lake.

Probably the worst scenario is that the scientists find enough mineral wealth to start mining Antarctica. Nobody will complain once we start getting used to the idea. It is important that the countries who are taking an interest in Antarctica act in a way that shows they realise the continent belongs to the whole world, including conservationists.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 03:39 AM
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Looks like the british are getting involved, very nice

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Jay



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 09:23 PM
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Originally posted by aorAki
...no word on the two other Antarctic lakes (admittedly not as large) being drilled into by the British and Americans. Vostok takes precedence, it seems.




Originally posted by ototheb85
Looks like the british (sic) are getting involved, very nice

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Jay


Thanks Jay. I couldn't remember the names of the lakes.
So, we have Lake Vostok, Lake Ellsworth and...I wonder which one the Yanks are drilling?





 
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