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Old 02-06-2012, 12:58pm   #1
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Default After 30 years of drilling, scientists have reached the surface of Lake Vostok

'Lost World' reached: 20 million yr old Antarctic lake 'drilled' — RT

It's a lake the size of Lake Ontario that's under 3km of ice, and separated from the rest of the world for about 20 million years.

I wonder what they're gonna find down there? Completely sterile environment? Dormant sea monster?

They won't be able to take water samples until later this year. Presumably during the antarctic summer. Which would be around December.


Perhaps..... December 21, 2012.
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Man I hope someone had presence of mind to send ol' Kurt up there with some bangsticks and a flamethrower. Having just watched the remake this weekend (it sucked...but not as badly as I thought)...I'm concerned.

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That article doesn't explain the week of radio silence.
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"Whiteout" like a mofo! That don't look like that there Kate Beckinsale, does it?

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That article doesn't explain the week of radio silence.
elaborate.
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That article doesn't explain the week of radio silence.
Russian team completed drilling a week ago, vodka party ensued, vodka ran out, they called in a smidge late.
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The team drilling the hole had been listed as out of contact, or no contact for a week. No one had been able to get them on a radio.

(I'm wondering if they checked their FB and twitter feed )
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Russian team completed drilling a week ago, vodka party ensued, vodka ran out, they called in a smidge late.
Yep...and its hard cleaning up hookers and blow on an ice cube.
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Just last week there was a few new stories about the drilling team not radioing in.
Prior to this announcement released by several news agencies today, I was under the impression they were beginning to worry that they may have lost the whole drilling team, and there was no way to send out a rescue mission until after the winter.

Which is not quite what this article says, but you get the message.

Missing Scientists Mystery Deepens In Frozen Antarctica | Fox News
Russian Scientists Seeking Lake Vostok Lost In Frozen 'Land Of The Lost'? | Fox News
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Which is not quite what this article says, but you get the message.

Military secrets are among the most fleeting of all....
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That article doesn't explain the week of radio silence.
Something fishy is happening, I don't think that team of Russian scientist is the same ones that left, they've been replaced.


Missing Scientists Mystery Deepens In Frozen Antarctica | Fox News
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Hmmm, I didn't realize they had lost contact with the drilling team.



But, they're drilling down into a highly pressurized lake, with the weight of 3000 meters of ice on top of it. WHAT IS THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN??
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WHAT IS THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN??

Famous last words like a mofo....
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Here hold my beer/vodka WHAT IS THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN??

Famous last words like a mofo....
I swear i've heard this one before.
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WHAT IS THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN??

Famous last words like a mofo....
a whole colony of frozen (soon to thaw) killer attack cormorants ....and boy are they pissed about one of their own being eaten....
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