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Russian Scientists Drilling into Antarctic Lake “Lost”?

A team of Russian scientists drilling 2 miles into the ice in the middle
of the Antarctic to tap the underground Vostok lake that has been untouched for
15 million years has
not been heard from for more than five days

The start of a new science fiction novel? Well, almost.

The first part is real: there is an underground
lake miles beneath the Antarctic ice
that has been isolated for millions
of years. And the Russians are drilling into it, despite oppositions from
environmental groups who feared contaminations.

The second part – the one about the team being "lost" – is
. But, you know, of course that’s what they’d say to cover up the
conspiracy ;)

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February 6th, 2012

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