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Tag: Martin Siegert

  • Thursday, October 11th 2012 - 07:56 UTC

    British team to drill sub-glacial Antarctic lake and define limits of life in the planet

    The 12km long, 3km wide, 150 meters deep Lake Ellsworth is hidden under 3.5 km thick ice

    After 16 years of planning the countdown is on for one of the most ambitious scientific missions to Antarctica. In October a 12-man team of British scientists, engineers and support staff will make the 16.000 km journey from the UK to go deep into the heart of the frozen continent to collect samples of water and sediments from an ancient lake buried beneath three kilometers of ice.