posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 05:35 PM
Cool article and topic.
I've read a piece of fiction related to this, as well as seen both Thing movies. Yes, it makes your mind speculate out of control.
What if it's a large pool of stored toxic/nuclear waste from previous advanced civilizations? (ancient aliens)
What if its a strange pseudo innocuous gas/chemical that radically changes our atmosphere (total recall?)
What if its a quasi black hole, time portal? (there was an apparent team investigating a vortex?)
What if they find a giant spacecraft and a crazy giant morphing bug frozen in an ice cube? (THING!)
but my guess is that they will find a few interesting mutations of microscopic plankton, algae, and/or fish and shrimp, if anything at all. Something
like a simple and boring little algae that can live without light would be an amazing, life changing discovery. How about a plankton that can
hibernate 15k years? The air content itself is one of the more important pieces of data to them, so yeah it's going to be delicate work.
I hope they let us in on what they find and don't whitewash it with hollywood types and quack scientists this once, wouldn't it be nice?