TIL of Lake Vostok a giant freshwater lake under the ice of Antarctica. The water has been sealed off by the ice and isolated for millions of years

TIL of Lake Vostok a giant freshwater lake under the ice of Antarctica. The water has been sealed off by the ice and isolated for millions of years

Long Way Down – Drilling Through Ice of Lake Vostok, Russia

The Insanely Deep Layers of Ice Covering Lake Vostok, Visualized

"On February more than twenty years after they first started drilling, Russian scientists finally broke through the last remaining layers of an ice sheet that has separated Lake Vostok from the rest of the world for twenty million years.

Antarctic Lake Vostok buried under two miles of ice found to teem with life. (Click through for article.)

Antarctic Lake Vostok buried under two miles of ice found to teem with life

Antarctic Lake Vostok buried under two miles of ice found to teem with life - Telegraph

Lake #Vostok, an underground lake in #Antarctica

Lake Vostok

Russian team announced that Antarctica's vast Lake Vostok had been discovered to contain life not found elsewhere on Earth. Because of the long isolation, it has long been believed that Lake Vostok could contain new lifeforms, and unique geochemical processes. The overlying ice provides a continuous paleo-climatic record of 400,000 years, although the lake water itself may have been isolated for as long as 15 million years. Lake is supersaturated with oxygen, 50 times greater than...

scientists successfully drilled into Lake Whillans, a subglacial expanse of water measuring about square miles square kilometers) and hidden deep beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, they reported on Friday, Jan.

The research: Until the mid-1990s, nobody knew there was a lake two miles under Antarctica’s icy Vostok Station. Now Lake Vostok is understood to hold more water than almost any other lake in the world. On Sunday, a Russian team drilled through the ice to the lake’s surface, a process that has taken more than 20 years. Read related article.

After drilling for two decades through more than two miles of ice, Russian scientists are on the verge of entering Antarctica’s huge, unexplored and pristine Lake Vostok.

Lake Vostok in Antartica

Lake Vostok drilling in Antarctic 'running out of time'

Russian Scientists Successfully Drill To Subglacial Antarctic Lake Vostok

Lake Vostok, Antarctica: (February 8, 2012) "Russian scientists have confirmed that they have penetrated Antarctica's Lake Vostok, an event that may "expand the limits of life on Earth," a U.S. scientist says. At 8:25 p.m. Moscow time on Sunday, drillers hit lake water at a depth of 12,355 feet (3,766 meters)—making them the first ever to probe a subglacial lake, according to a statement provided by Russia's Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. #oceanography

Russian scientists believe they have found a wholly new type of bacteria in the mysterious subglacial Lake Vostok in Antarctica, the RIA Novosti news agency reported on Thursday.

Deep beneath glacial ice is a huge body of liquid water. Lake Vostok. Rad.

Lake Vostok drilling team claims breakthrough

Russian scientists are reporting success in their quest to drill into Lake Vostok, a huge body of liquid water buried under the Antarctic ice.

"Unidentified Bacterial Life Discovered in Antarctica's Lake Vostok" --Isolated for as Long as 15-Million Years

Top 10 Deepest Lakes on Earth, Lake Vostok

It took years to bore down to the waters they needed, but these findings were well worth the effort. 3,500+ species discovered in Lake Vostok, underneath miles of ice, in conditions similar to Jupiter’s Europa

Lake Vostok, Antarctica sealed by up to 4 km of ice for millions on years show us that Life will find a way.

A cross-section of Lake Vostok shows how ice accumulates above the lake, and a list of some of the different organisms discovered in the ice core.

Ancient Icy Lake Teeming With Complex Life?

Figure 4 Schematic cross-section of Lake Vostok (above), drawn to scale (based on a radar study of Lake Vostok along the glacial flow line to the ice core drill site and metagenomic/metatranscriptomic summary (below).

New life form found in Lake Vostok

New life form found in Lake Vostok

Scenes From Antarctica - In Focus - The Atlantic - VIA Reuters/Alexey Ekaikin - Photo courtesy of NSF Antarctic Program

THE LOST WORLD OF LAKE VOSTOK

In 1957 the Russians established a remote base in Antarctica -- the Vostok station.

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