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Originally posted by Epirus
Modern humans haven't even existed for 1 million years if that area has been isolated for 20 million years isn't it possible that far more advanced creatures evolved and are still alive down there? Or what if a new virus/bacteria is lying in wait? We wouldn't have any immunities to it and it could wipe us out.
A group of Russian scientists plumbing the frozen Antarctic in search of a lake buried in ice for tens of millions of years have failed to respond to increasingly anxious U.S. colleagues -- and as the days creep by, the fate of the team remains unknown.
"No word from the ice for 5 days," Dr. John Priscu professor of Ecology at Montana State University, told FoxNews.com via email.
Originally posted by cavtrooper7
Great,they're gonna wake up Cuthuluh.
Originally posted by Chance321
reply to post by Arken
Not really sure what to feel about this. It's . . interesting. But, here's the part that I'm a little leary of, the scientist are worried about contaminating the lake from the drill bit, but I'd be more concerned with the possibility of releasing something into the air that could have an effect on man. Hasn't seen light in 20 million years? Who really knows what they may release into the air? Probably nothing, but still it should be a consideration, shouldn't it?
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.edit on 2-2-2012 by truthinfact because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by eriktheawful
Uh oh! Just saw this on Fox News:
Russian Scientists Lost
Apparently no one from the US team has heard from them in 5 days........
Maybe something happened......or maybe they just don't want to talk, but stilll..... hmmmmmm
"Ice isn't like rock, it's capable of movement," Dr. Priscu told FoxNews.com. "So in order to keep the hole from squeezing shut, they put a fluid in the drill called kerosene. Kerosene also grows bacteria, and there's about 65 tons of kerosene in that hole. It would be a disaster if that kerosene contaminated this pristine lake."
Read more: www.foxnews.com...
Originally posted by Arken
We will see an epic scientific event within the next week.
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)