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Originally posted by HeywoodFloyd I have 2 key questions to all of you on this thread: 1.- Which is the heat source that warms Lake Vostok up to 68°F ? 2.- What is the “thing” that generates the magnetic anomaly at Lake Vostok? Please give your own personal takes. Smart ideas and “Out of the Box” thinking will be much appreciated. Thanks.
It is not yet clear whether Russian scientists have succeeded in their quest to drill into Lake Vostok. National media on Monday reported a breakthrough into the lake, the largest of more than 300 bodies of liquid water buried under Antarctica's ice. But Valery Lukin, the Russian Antarctic programme director, has told Nature journal that the claim is premature. He said data from a number of sensors monitoring the drilling had yet to be analysed. "Only when I will have this I can say we penetrated [the lake]," Nature quoted him as saying. "We want to be sure we have really reached the surface of Lake Vostok."
Originally posted by kingofmd
Originally posted by AGWskeptic
New life forms would tell us with almost 100% certainty that we are not unique, that life exists everywhere in the universe.
How? All that it would prove is that life exists in a remote place, on a planet where life is already known to exists. Fossil evidence has already proven that Antarctica was full of life in the past. The question everyone needs to be asking is where did the miles of ice come from, and how did it get there. (I'll save many of you the headache, think about a giant flood that covered the whole earth. For the ignorant responses that will no doubt follow; besides the evidence of billions of dead things buried in rock layers layed down by water all over the earth, along with billions of tons of ice sitting on once fertle ground... there is no proof whatsoever of a global flood :@@
Originally posted by pheniks
several times i have put beer in the fridge, sometimes i forgot about it, and the beer inside would still be liquid
but, when you open it up, it suddenly freezes the whole bottle of beer in 2-3 seconds
now my concern
what if this would happen to the water underneath the ice, it would freeze everything in an instant, icluding the live down there.... not a good idea this whole thing
Originally posted by piotrburz
Originally posted by 0bserver1
Here's a nice Graphic of the the drilling at Lake vostok,
Graphic Lake Vostok
I guess i'm genius
But really thanks for this animation, star for you!
Starting from a depth pf 3,500m and higher, ice moves at a speed of 3 meters a year on the surface
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
I'm wondering how much of this is about science vs a giant reservoir of clean water.
At the current rate of pollution clean water may become more valuable than gold at some point.
Watching Fukushima that time may be closer than I'd like to believe.
You know, they have classified Lake Vostok. They took it away from JPL who were monitoring it. Are you familiar with Lake Vostok in Antarctica? Under the ice in Antarctica there is a fresh-water lake deep, deep down under the ice, that’s 100 miles long and 50 miles wide. Fresh water. The temperature in the damn lake is about 65 degrees, which is pleasant swimming, you might say.
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
The article goes on to say :
"When drilling work began around Vostok Station in the Antarctic in the 1970s, scientists had no idea a mysterious lake lay under the massive ice sheet. It was only in 1996 that Russian specialists, supported by their British counterparts, discovered with sonar and satellite imaging what later proved to be one of the world’s largest freshwater reservoirs. In size, Lake Vostok matches Lake Ontario."
Originally posted by cd5love96
I have a couple of questions and hope you people can direct or answer/hypothesize on these:
I remember that under the sheet of ice they said there was obviously "the lake" and also rivers. If all rivers lead to the ocean then can't they just find where it drains at? If that's the case and it does drain into the ocean how is the water being replenished at the lake? Is it because of the ice sheet melting and dripping into the lake or something else?