A couple of years ago the Russians began drilling through about 2km of ice to reach Lake Vostok in Antarctica. It was hoped that they would find living organisms there which had ben entombed under the ice for many millions of years. They will be gaining information from the ice cores extracted on the way, but the big discoveries are expected to come when they reach the bottom, predicted to be a vast and deep lake of liquid fresh water.

  • $\begingroup$ it looks like samples of water have been collected indirectly from the water in lake vostok en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Vostok $\endgroup$ – trond hansen Aug 12 at 16:04
  • $\begingroup$ I was hoping they'd found something interesting by now,but it looks like all they've found is water. They need some kind of mini-submersible to roam around and see what it can find. $\endgroup$ – Michael Walsby Aug 12 at 19:34

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