Lake Vostok makes waves on the Web

A team of Russian scientists claim to have found the subglacial Lake Vostok to prehistory, from two and a half miles below the surface and the sea, the open, old and probably unknown, live below the surface of the earth.

Word detection can cause a sensation on the Web, where the waves in search of the "Lake Vostok" suddenly jumped.

What is it?

Lake Vostok is one of 140 subglacial lakes found under the surface of Antarctica. The top layer of ice would be somewhere around 400,000 years. But then the water of the lake will be somewhere around 20 million years. The team of researchers that Russian drilling since January reached the lake. But the effort is made to trace because the lake was found in 1996.

What the Russian scientists appear?

The field researchers can browse through about 2.5 kilometers from the ice and say that they are in subglacial Lake Vostok the, a body of water the size of Lake Ontario. John C. Priscu, a researcher in Antarctica Montana State University, said that if Russia beat the lake, which "opens the door to the next subglacial science." NASA is also pursuing the potential for development, time now under the earth can offer clues to alien life in outer space.

What the scientists are hoping to find?

Antarctica Priscu said researchers could locate no less than monumental, said: ". If we can confirm that there is life on the lake, it will change our view of the Antarctic "he hopes to find" unique organism "in the lake. Mahlon C. Kennicutt II, professor of oceanography at Texas A & M University, who led the group study of Antarctica, adding that the lake under the ice "may contain sedimentary records of climate change are found nowhere else to put on this planet. "

In addition to the potential of science, a Russian news agencies routinely take strange theory also invented a secret Nazi base camp was built in 1943. However, no more than just talking about basic, rumors remain just that.

What is the significance of to find?

According to National Geographic, this is the first time that someone has entered a subglacial lake in the frozen continent. Kennicutt added that looking back can open a window on the future of this planet, "to monitor how the planet can respond to the influence of human fossil fuel emissions and associated climate change in particular, records of past climate changes in Antarctica. "

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