Tag Archive for Lake Vostok

Ongoing: Insight into possable alien life in Lake Vostok & Upcoming Lake Elsworth Drilling (video)

from ZME Science “Not Exactly Rocket Science”

Thu, Feb 16, 2012

After two decades of drilling in the frozen wastelands of Antarctica, Russian researchers have finally managed to drill down to lake Vostok, which has been sealed under kilometers of ice for over 15 million years.

When they first announced they reached the water, biologists were ecstatic; not only did they get a unique chance to fill in some evolutionary gaps, but they also have access to organisms which have evolved differently then other ones from our planet. But they weren’t the only ones to be thrilled – . . . Read complete report

from youtube

British scientist disperses rumors about Lake Vostok & Updates Lake Elsworth project

UPDATE: ‘Lost World’ Reached: 20 Million Yr Old Antarctic Lake ‘Drilled’

from RT.com

After 30 years spent drilling through a four-kilometer-thick ice crust, researchers have finally broken through to a unique subglacial lake. Scientists are set to reveal its 20-million-year-old secrets, and imitate a quest to discover ET life.

The Vostok project breathes an air of mystery and operates at the frontiers of human knowledge. The lake is one of the major discoveries in modern geography; drilling operations at such depths are unprecedented; never before has a geological project required such subtle technologies.

The main inspiration for the project – the Russian scientist who posited the lake’s existence – died just six months before the moment of contact with the lake’s surface. Now, the whole world is looking to Lake Vostok for crucial data which might help to predict climate change.

Yesterday [on Sunday] our scientists at the Vostok polar station in the Antarctic completed drilling at depths of 3,768 meters and reached the surface of the subglacial lake,” RIA Novosti reported, quoting an unnamed Russian scientist. . . Read complete report


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

PREVIOUS POST: Russian scientists seeking Lake Vostok lost in frozen ‘Land of the Lost’? & Land of the Lost BONUS VIDEO (4 parts)

Russian scientists seeking Lake Vostok lost in frozen ‘Land of the Lost’? & Land of the Lost BONUS VIDEO (4 parts)

from FoxNews.com

Published February 02, 2012

A group of Russian scientists plumbing the frozen Antarctic in search of a lake buried in ice for tens of millions of years have failed to respond to increasingly anxious U.S. colleagues — and as the days creep by, the fate of the team remains unknown.

“No word from the ice for 5 days,” Dr. John Priscu professor of Ecology at Montana State University, told FoxNews.com via email.

The team from Russia’s Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) have been drilling for weeks in an effort to reach isolated Lake Vostok, a vast, dark body of water hidden 13,000 ft.  below the ice sheet’s surface. The lake hasn’t been exposed to air in more than 20 million years.

Priscu said there was no way to get in touch with the team — and the already cold weather is set to plunge, as Antarctica’s summer season ends and winter sets in.

“Temps are dropping below -40 Celsius [-40 degrees Fahrenheit] and they have only a week or so left before they have to winterize the station,” he said. “I can only imagine what things must be like at Vostok Station this week.”

The team’s disappearance could not come at a worse time: Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/02/russian-scientists-lost-in-frozen-land-lost/#ixzz1lHXVA3TU

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All Eyes on Antarctic Drillers at Scott Expedition Centennial

from Science Magazine

by Sara Reardon on 18 January 2012, 10:58 AM

Along with all the festivities surrounding the anniversary of explorer Robert Falcon Scott’s reaching the South Pole on 17 January 1912, Antarctic researchers are at the edge of their seats waiting for news that will merit another celebration. The centennial coincides with an expected new landmark: This week, a Russian team drilling into Lake Vostok in the center of the Antarctic continent is likely to break through the ice to water. It will be the first time that a subglacial lake has been breached. These modern-day explorers hope to discover whether Vostok, which at 5000 km 3 is the third largest lake on the planet, is teeming with hidden, cold-loving life that could have evolved separately from the rest of the world for hundreds of thousands of years.

Microbiologist John Priscu of Montana State University in Bozeman, who was one of the original planners of the Vostok mission, has been getting regular updates from the Russian team. As of 13 January, they had reached a depth of 3737.5 meters, about 15 meters away from liquid water. With three teams drilling around the clock and making progress at an average of 2 meters per day, Priscu says they’re on track to break through within the week. “This is an epic event. I really wish them luck,” he says. “I wish I was out there with them.”  . . . read complete report

Are Scientists Finally Trying to Enter Hitler’s Sub-Antarctic Hot Springs?

Tim Cridlands Off The Deep End

Reporting from Las Angeles

Author of Weird Los Vegas & Nevada.

Scientists Race To Breach Antarctica’s Lake Vostok – Or are Scientists Trying to Enter Hitlers Sub-Antarctic Hot Springs?


from Redorbit.com 

Russian scientists are set to pierce through Antarctica’s frozen surface to reveal the secrets of an icebound lake that has been sealed deep there for the past 15 million years.

Alexei Turkeyev, head of the Russian polar Vostok Station, told Reuters by satellite phone that scientists have “only a bit left to go.” His team has been drilling for weeks in a race to reach the lake — buried 12,000 feet beneath the polar ice cap — before the end of the brief Antarctic summer. Continue @ redOrbit (http://s.tt/13SLq)

Next Step: Go to the Center of the Earth

Richard A. Lovett

for National Geographic News

Published March 23, 2011

It may not be a journey to the center of the Earth, but it could be the closest thing yet.

Scientists are planning to drill all the way through the planet’s miles-thick crust to Earth’s deep, hot mantle and retrieve samples for the first time. . . . Complete National Geographic  report.

The big question is; Whatever the findings will we be told the truth?  History says no. 

Psss. Psss . . .Before you accept the establishment scientific community explanation about the make-up of our earth go DEEPER into the SUBTERRANEAN WORLD  or HOLLOW EARTH section of THEI right here on site.  A good place to start is “Letter to a Skeptic” there is established scientific fact that may amaze you. . . To read much of my Polar studies in regards to the Hollow Earth Enigma go to the section  Admiral Byrd/Polar Mysteries . . . EDITOR