Russian scientists reach buried Antarctic Lake Vostok

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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 10:31 AM
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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.


should have said one person....
how did he obtain this info?
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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 10:34 AM
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It seems the Russians are not confirming the breakthrough as of yet.


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."
BBC news



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 10:48 AM
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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 :@@


Reread the entire post, I said complex life, reading the article shows they've already found single cell organism's.

If they find multicellular complex life forms that use alternative food sources it would prove that even trapped in a bubble life will find a way.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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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


Thats a much different reaction. Do the same experiment only this time don't open the beer shake it. You'll see that same beer freeze up before your eyes. It's not the exposure to oxygen that does it, it's excitation of the carbonation.

It has to do with impurities in the beer at temps near or below freezing, and if you put a whole case in there not all 24 beers will freeze at the same temps.

But it's a moot point on lake Vostok as the water is 65 degree's, good lake swimming temp actually.

They think geothermal activity is keeping the lake warm.
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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 11:35 AM
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ah ok, ty for that ^^

teaches me to look at pictures and vids more often huh



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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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?

Have they considered sending a little robotic vehicle with a camera to survey the lake and see wha't down there? Do you guys think their may be mammals/crustaceans/fish living in the lake? If so, what do you think their source of food is?

I doubt there are any mammals living down there as I would imagine it not having any light source for them to live and survive. There may be microscopic light or weird fish down there that don't need light though.

I'm also wondering what the water pressure might be down there? I would imagine that divers wouldn't be able to go down there or they may be crushed (once the whole is opened a little bigger).

Would any of you guys have the balls to volunteer and free dive into that lake? I know I wouldn't.
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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by Acetradamus
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hehehehhe

why is the truth so funny
Because you cant handle it, so you do what the rest of the sheep do,



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 12:56 PM
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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!


Hello Herr Genius


Now that animation shows that...


Starting from a depth pf 3,500m and higher, ice moves at a speed of 3 meters a year on the surface


And since they started the current Hole 5G in 1993 that means the surface has moved 54 meters

So how did they keep that hole open with such lateral movement?



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 01:36 PM
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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.


Just dont drink the water near Fukushima an you should be alright.

Damn, I wonder how much vodka was consumed whilst this drilling was taking place....



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 01:38 PM
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Ill bet you they will start making Vodka from Vostok water as soon as they can pump some out.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 01:52 PM
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Heres some footage from RT. Theye look the same by the thumbnails but they are different videos.





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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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Wonder what sort of news we'll here from this. Hopefully something since Russia is usually hush hush about everything.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 04:37 PM
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They've still yet to 100% rule out the microbial life found in the deeper ice cores as containments.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 04:49 PM
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There is this quote from a supposed NATO official.



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.


Link www.exohuman.com...

Not sure how much of this is real, but it's a good read.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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if theres something down there, my guess would be either pandoras box or arc of covenant

(either heaven(ly) or hell(ish))



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 06:09 PM
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Many different things could be down there that existed on the surface prior to the Earth's last pole shift. ~SheopleNation



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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This Whole thing SCREAMS to me the story "The Mountains of Madness" by Lovecraft in which a cataclysmic discovery is found in subterranean tunnel network way beneath the ice... Holding the "Old Ones" and all the crazy creatures Lovecraft always references. The story even has a nice piece of radio silence while the team members are killed, and later the whole story of discovery is covered up do to the extreme repercussions of what was discovered.

Either way, I feel the only true way to know what all the discoveries are from this lake, is to be there. Possibilities of complex life surviving would most likely never make it to news.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 07:55 PM
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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."



Thirty years and God only knows how much money spent on this -- I suspect what this is really about is finding a pure fresh water source.

AuranVector



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 08:14 PM
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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?


In theory it makes sense, but remember they are in the arctic, those connections to the ocean(known as tributaries) are also covered with miles and miles of ice. that would be a lot more ground to cover and would actually be way harder and take way longer. Instead of 30 years it would probably take 90 if they did that. Look at the map on the first page at how far inland it is and the tributaries that connect it to the ocean. The would actually have to almost go past it and come back down. Would be pretty much impossible.

EDIT:not trying to make you feel dumb. it honestly was a pretty logical question at first thought
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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 09:34 PM
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Very interesting and hope they come up with something that is worth the time and effort they put into uncovering this lake. Arctic region always intrigues me, especially when taking into consideration the mysterious events surrounding Richard Byrd. I definitely think Russian Government knows that there is something significant in Antarctica that is being hidden from us by the U.S. government and Russia is not about to sit back and let it remain a secret. This is a step in the right direction.
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Im sorry guys I guess I though this was Arctic lake, not Antarctic. So much for making an impression with my first post! lol smh
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