Almost Alien: Antarctic Subglacial Lakes are Cold, Dark and Full of Secrets

Finding water samples from an Antarctic lake beneath 800 meters of ice will take days of
drilling, specific devices, lots of tolerance and an eagerness to understand a single of
the world’s most serious environments.

Extra than fifty percent of the planet’s refreshing water is in Antarctica. Though most of it is frozen
in the ice sheets, beneath the ice pools and streams of water stream into a single another
and into the Southern Ocean bordering the continent. Understanding the motion
of this water, and what is dissolved in it as solutes, reveals how carbon and nutrition
from the land

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