reply to post by dadfortruth1
From that same aritcle:
"Both the British and American teams are using hot-water drills which can reach their targets in mere days, and have the ability to retrieve liquid
samples, which can be brought back to the surface within 24 hours. "
"As things stand now, it appears that British researchers will likely be the first to put a sample of ancient, buried lake water under a
"Engineers with the British Antarctic Survey recently hauled nearly all of the necessary drilling equipment — roughly 70 tons' worth — to the
site of Lake Ellsworth, a lake buried 2 miles (3 km) beneath the ice in West Antarctica, and are poised to begin drilling at the start of the next
Antarctic field season."
Something doesn't seem right here. We have the International Space Station - why is this a race? Why risk dumping fuel into the lake rather than
wait a few months? Do they think the discovery is going to be that important?
Why are all these countries spending money doing this research. My instinct tells me the lake already has been tested and something really important
found - now everyone wants a look.