UPDATE: We know where they are! Antarctic explorer says Russian scientists drilling at ‘alien’ underground lake are safe

We are keeping a close eye on this research.  I’m sure  the scientific information found in Lake Vostok will answer a lot of questions about our planet and the Antarctic. I just hope the information is passed along to the world. Unfortunately at least one early scientific study of Antarctica never got beyond the Controllers.

In 1936-37 Admiral Byrd headed the first Antarctic extensive scientific study. After returning to America Byrd handed all 17 of the books filled with scientific information about the expedition over to his financier, David Rockefeller.  Despite a large outcry from his many scientific partners the 17 books containing this information have never been seen again. . . EDITOR

Go DEEPER Admiral Byrd and the Polar Mysteries

We know where they are! Antarctic explorer says Russian scientists drilling at ‘alien’ underground lake are safe but still ‘working round the clock’ as polar winter looms

By Rob Cooper and Thomas Durante

Last updated at 3:10 AM on 6th February 2012

  • Antarctic summer will come to an end within days – team’s last chance to leave the station
  • Conditions in lake similar to lakes on moons of Saturn and Jupiter
  • Remote station recorded coldest-ever temperature on earth: -89C
  • Lake has had no contact with man-made pollutants or Earthly life forms for millions of years

An American professor and expert of the Antarctic said he believes contact with a team of Russian scientists that has not made contact with colleagues in the U.S for seven days has merely been busy as they drill into a lake buried beneath the Antarctic ice for 20 million years.

Professor John Priscu told usnews.com in an email that the crews have been working ‘round the clock’ to beat the end of Antarctic summer, which ends Tuesday. Afterwards, temperatures will fall to deadly levels.

He said: ‘I can assure you that they are not lost or out of contact. I never said the Russians were lost.’

The scientists are currently battling conditions of up to minus 66C at Lake Vostok as they raced to drill into a lake buried two miles beneath the ice before the weather closed in. . . Read complete report

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