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"Drilling has resumed after a short break for the necessary maintenance work. We can not yet predict exactly when the border will come to the ice-water, as there are several methods for the determination of this border, and they have all the precision of plus or minus 20 meters," - said the ladder.
Originally posted by baddmove
Looks like they have resumed drilling....
"Drilling has resumed after a short break for the necessary maintenance work. We can not yet predict exactly when the border will come to the ice-water, as there are several methods for the determination of this border, and they have all the precision of plus or minus 20 meters," - said the ladder.edit on 3-2-2012 by baddmove because: (no reason given)
Seasonal work of the 57th Russian Antarctic Expedition (RAE) to drill the ice above Lake Vostok began January 2, 2012. All of this season will end on February 5, after the contact of the drilling rig from the water column of the lake and a set of special operations. Then the experts will return to drill only in December 2012 to obtain samples of fresh frozen waters of the lake, past the hole, and to investigate them. translate.google.com...
Originally posted by Destinyone
They are a Russian research team. They may be under orders from their superiors to not communicate with anyone else.
IIRC, the U.S. kind of pushed their way into a joint project, after the fact. Could be just politics at play here.
I do hope they are OK though. I do hope we, the public, get the real story on this monumental discovery.
edit on 3-2-2012 by Destinyone because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by nineix
I suspect, they are not responding because ...
They're all very very full of celebratory Vodka.
They hit the mark and now they're celebrating.
What is up with all this fear mongering? Do you guys live every day of your lives like this?
OMG OMG OMG that car JUST changed lanes for NO reason!!!!!! OMG!!!
If I'm wrong, ah well. At least I'm relaxed about it.
What will be, will be.