Friday, February 03, 2012

Guys, there's been plenty of books and movies about this

I mean, don't we all know what happens when we disturb the slumber of the Ancients?

And now the Russians have drilled into Lake Vostok which hasn't seen natural light or air in millions of years.

A group of Russian scientists plumbing the frozen Antarctic in search of a lake buried in ice for tens of millions of years have failed to respond to increasingly anxious U.S. colleagues -- and as the days creep by, the fate of the team remains unknown.

"No word from the ice for 5 days," Dr. John Priscu professor of Ecology at Montana State University, told via email.

The team from Russia's Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) have been drilling for weeks in an effort to reach isolated Lake Vostok, a vast, dark body of water hidden 13,000 ft.  below the ice sheet's surface. The lake hasn't been exposed to air in more than 20 million year.


  1. 20 million year old water and air... oh ya this could be interesting.