Results from Antarctic lake drill on hold

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Friday 1st March, 2013

Russian scientists obtaining samples from a frozen Antarctic lake say it could take months to determine if life exists in the water from 2 miles beneath ice. “Let’s maintain the intrigue a little longer,” Vladimir Lipenkov, a climatologist at Russia’s Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, told RIA Novosti. The samples from Lake Vostok, an ancient lake sealed under miles of ice, are on a research vessel, which is to will return to St. Petersburg, Russia, from the Southern Hemisphere in May, Lipenkov said. Analysis of the samples will then start, he said. The largest sub-glacial lake in A…

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