Lake Vostok Antarctica: breakthrough imminent.

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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:49 PM
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Originally posted by Chance321
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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?


They already have found unknown and very odd virus and bacteria in the core samples...there is a new type of virus that eats other virus..called a PHAGE...a vampire virus. or vir0phage..The term is commonly used in its shortened form, phage en.wikipedia.org...

So yeah scary things could come out of this isolated lake that has air space and warmth. the lake temps have been said to be even as warm as the 60's in some parts possibly because of a thin spot in the earths crust.

www.physorg.com...




posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:54 PM
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Yes PHAGE is a virus
sorry now he will make me feel like Im still in diapers.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:57 PM
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Originally posted by Zecharia
Heres a link with some interesting views on possible reasons for the magnetic anomaly.

Whats is happening at the south pole


Whatever they find, it will probably be literal years before they tell the public...stupid people all we do is pay the bills! Hoping Russia will be more forthcoming with info, but if there is a possible bio or other weapon to be had i doubt it.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:58 PM
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Well if scientists have mysteriously disappeared, either A) they found something and it kills, B) were iced by black ops so US can make the discovery, or C) All comms broke coincidentally and they're all fine.

I was already anticipating this event for months but now that the whole team just went dark, I'm really curious to know what just happened
.. I just hope they're all fine, but in today's dark world, I wouldn't be surprised if they weren't and the cause be human instead of natural...



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:58 PM
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Anything that survives in a lake that old would be specifically tailored to live there, it wouldn't be able to exist for more than a few seconds in the open air... I guess lol. It's probably a lot more devastating to the biology in the lake if there is anything down there.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:59 PM
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After hearing the team hasn't checked in for a while, "The Thing" is exactly what I thought of
. My neighbor has a Siberian Husky, gonna keep my eye on him
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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by RSF77
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Anything that survives in a lake that old would be specifically tailored to live there, it wouldn't be able to exist for more than a few seconds in the open air... I guess lol. It's probably a lot more devastating to the biology in the lake if there is anything down there.

You forget that they take the samples and protect the critters so they can experiment away! Our bodies will not have had any contact with any of these new bacteria and virus...I have seen the movies I KNOW what happens when the missing scientists have inhaled the virus!



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:13 PM
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or they could just find some very cold water and some non interesting microbes. Then its onto Europa.....YAWN.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:13 PM
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Woa...

Do you folks realize this is just as big as the Moon landing? They indeed can find whatever imagination allows... I'm wondering how the Russians will react if they find something crazy... like artificial ruins, or monsters, of whatever.

I find this both amazing and scary... I just hope the Russian scientists are as competent and serious as they used to be decades ago...

...since it can obviously release some really dangerous bacteria or toxin in the air, that humans and other animals can't adapt to!



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:22 PM
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What's the old saying? Curiosity killed the cat. Sometimes humans need to just leave well enough alone. I don't see how tampering in this manner will benefit anything other than satisfying a curiosity. Just my opinion.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:23 PM
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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


Just don't trust the dog when it comes walking up!......



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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They're probably purposely not "answering the phone", too busy. They're so close to breaking through, and they don't have time to waste with the winter season getting closer.

Either that or they've already broken through and found something. Those are the only two possibilities in my mind.

The second scenario is plausible if they were overcome with excitement and curiosity over a find, they would likely ignore incoming communications.
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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:35 PM
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to boldy go where no man has gone before



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:37 PM
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I've been semi-excited but very worried about this...

Those f**king Russians better not screw this up... I swear... they're so cavalier and stupid trying to one-up Americans... but this is SCIENCE, it's not about ANYBODY'S country, it's bigger than that.

Perhaps we need to start a huge campaign to stop this and promote a meeting/consensus amongst scientists about the best course of action for drilling into Vostok??



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:41 PM
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"nothing to see here, move along..."



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:43 PM
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Originally posted by NoHierarchy
I've been semi-excited but very worried about this...

Those f**king Russians better not screw this up... I swear... they're so cavalier and stupid trying to one-up Americans... but this is SCIENCE, it's not about ANYBODY'S country, it's bigger than that.

Perhaps we need to start a huge campaign to stop this and promote a meeting/consensus amongst scientists about the best course of action for drilling into Vostok??


I think it's too late to start anything to tell them to stop! They've been on the verge of this for a while now, and last anyone heard from them they were only 40 miles from breaking through! They are in Antarctica, you can't just call them up, or start on online petition to tell them to stop!

I think they have already broke through and found something, I just hope that something .... isn't The Thing!!!!



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:51 PM
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A pressure release, coupled with methane, could down the team.
A pressure release, coupled with toxic virus or bacteria, could down the team.
It's summer there, maybe they went on a campout or picnic. lol



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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www.popsci.com...

They are trying to drill to take samples of the earths mantle here:




The world’s deepest drill is about to get taller—tall enough to dig into Earth's mantle. Already, the Chikyu research vessel is capable of fetching samples at depths of 23,000 feet below the seabed, two to four times that of any other drill. In 2007, off the coast of Japan, it became the first mission to study subduction zones, the area between tectonic plates that is the birthplace of many earthquakes. Over the next three years, scientists will tack on at least an extra mile of drill and attempt the most ambitious mission ever: piercing the Earth’s mantle. There, scientists expect to find the same conditions as those in the early Earth—and perhaps the same life-forms that thrived then.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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Originally posted by RSF77
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Anything that survives in a lake that old would be specifically tailored to live there, it wouldn't be able to exist for more than a few seconds in the open air... I guess lol. It's probably a lot more devastating to the biology in the lake if there is anything down there.


Maybe true for bacteria but not for viruses. The origin of viruses and their classification as living or not is still under scientific debate. They can sit dormant for large amounts of time and don't require the same conditions as most forms of life. They are more like a set of instructions.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 08:16 PM
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Like the guy said on the first page, I'm wary of this. Something locked away from millions of millions of years, being reintroduced into the world now, may have really bad implications on everything. Remember the X files where that thing was locked away in the ice or something?





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