February 7, 2012

Russians Breach Lake Vostok (But No Nazis)

Christina Reed, Discovery News

AP Photo

The unofficial comment came this morning in my inbox from the American office of the Russian Embassy: They did it!!! :)

Attached was a link to the state-sponsored Russian news agency RIA Novosti, which quoted an unnamed source as saying:

Yesterday, our scientists stopped drilling at the depth of 3,768 meters and reached the surface of the sub-glacial lake.

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TAGGED: Antarctica, Russia, Lake Vostok