Shock in Antarctica: Weird “heat source” from three miles under ice has been revealed | Science | New


The discovery was made at the south pole of the cold, on the ice cap of eastern Antarctica, near the scientific research station of Russia. Scientists drilled nearly three miles in the ice after radars spotted an anomaly, discovering what is now known as Vostok Lake. The exercises stopped just before hitting the water, due to fears of spoiling what could be a "pristine" ecosystem.
But they still made some remarkable discoveries, "Amazon Prime Forbidden Mysteries" revealed.Narrator David Taylor said in 2018: "In the 1970s, via airborne radar, Russia began to suspect that it had inadvertently built its base at the tip of a large subglacial lake.

"In the years since orbital radar mapping, combined with seismological surface measurements, have confirmed that Lake Vostok, under two miles of solid ice, is the largest lake discovered in the past 100 years.

"About the size of Lake Ontario, but much deeper in some places, over 3,000 feet and about four times the volume.

"The lake, which is still liquid and not frozen, has been isolated under the ice caps for 13,000 to 14 million years, depending on who you're talking to.

"The water in the lake, determined by surface thermal analyzes, varies from 10 ° C to 18 ° C, clearly indicating an underground heat source. "

Mr. Taylor then detailed exactly what they found in the drilled hole.

He added: "In addition, the entire lake is covered by a sloping air dome several thousand feet high which is formed from the hot water melting the overlying ice just above the surface of the lake.

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He added, "The JPL has received grants from NASA to develop unique sterile drilling technology, conduct drilling and probe experiments in other terrestrial environments, and prepare a plan to enter the lake.

"But, according to Scientific American, the National Science Foundation suddenly canceled plans to enter the lake due to environmental contamination issues.

“The samples of carrots returned from the frozen ice just 100 meters above the lake contained a plethora of microorganisms of different categories, some of which have never been seen before.

"These new exotic life forms have raised concerns among the environmental lobby that the exploration of Lake Vostok could contaminate an otherwise pristine ecosystem. "


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