Thursday 31 January 2013

breakthrough to Lake Whillans

Drill reaches Antarctica's under-ice Lake Whillans
By Jonathan Amos
An American attempt to bore down into Lake Whillans, a body of water buried almost 1km under the Antarctic ice, has achieved its aim. Scientists reported on Sunday that sensors on their drill system had noted a change in pressure, indicating contact had been made with the lake.A camera was then sent down to verify the breakthrough. The Whillans project is one of a number of such ventures trying to investigate Antarctica's buried lakes.

So exciting .I wonder what they will find.

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