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Watch Submarine Explore Buried Antarctic Lake

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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 02:41 PM
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More Antarctic Lake news. This time, they lowered a mini sub-cam down the hole to get video of the lake from under the ice!
Submarine Explores Buried Antarctic Lake Whillans


The robotic sub, about the size and shape of a baseball bat, was dropped down a 2,625-foot (800 meters) borehole into subglacial Lake Whillans in January. Tethered to the surface with a fiber-optic cable, the micro-submarine showed the world its first images of a buried Antarctic lake


It looks like a shallow sedimentary bottom, with small rocks strewn about:



Next up, they will be sampling the lake water for analysis.




posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 02:43 PM
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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 02:50 PM
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Fascinating, I wonder what curiosities are waiting down there. Hopefully not Cthulu...



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 03:33 PM
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NASA again. Never a straight answer. Even the video only shows us the one photo we are allowed to see . All that ten days of trudging the tundra to bore a deep hole, use a hi res camera on a sub built by Arizona University to show us that one pic?!

Grrr...



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 05:31 PM
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Lake Whillans.

How are new "lakes" named? Can the person who discovered them name them to anything they want or does it have to be their surname?




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