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

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. (Click through for article.)

Lake Vostok mysteries: Biologists find over 3,500 life forms in isolated Antarctic basin

Lake Vostok mysteries: Biologists find over 3,500 life forms in isolated Antarctic basin

Lake #Vostok, an underground lake in #Antarctica

Lake Vostok

Lake #Vostok, an underground lake in #Antarctica

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

The Insanely Deep Layers of Ice Covering Lake Vostok, Visualized

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

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.

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.

Russians Nab First Sample of Lake Vostok  JAN 11, 2013 // BY CHRISTINA REED  Russian drilling operations at Lake Vostok, Antarctica, have succeeded in collecting a long-sought core sample of water frozen into the borehole from the glacier-covered, 20 million-year-old lake they cracked into last year.

Russians Nab First Sample of Lake Vostok JAN 11, 2013 // BY CHRISTINA REED Russian drilling operations at Lake Vostok, Antarctica, have succeeded in collecting a long-sought core sample of water frozen into the borehole from the glacier-covered, 20 million-year-old lake they cracked into last year.

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...

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...

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Commissioned by Science News, Pat Perry

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

Lake Vostok drilling team claims breakthrough

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

THE LOST WORLD OF LAKE VOSTOK

THE LOST WORLD OF LAKE VOSTOK

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?

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.

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

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

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

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

THE LOST WORLD OF LAKE VOSTOK

THE LOST WORLD OF LAKE VOSTOK

Lake Vostok: Life May Be Found Under Antarctic Ice Sheet

Race Is On To Find Life Under Antarctic Ice Sheet

Lake Vostok: Life May Be Found Under Antarctic Ice Sheet

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