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    Odd disappearance of Russian scientists at 20,000,000-year-old Antarctic lake

    Well, apparent disappearance, anyway. "Lost contact." In fine, a perfect tabloid feature.

    Riddle of the Russian scientists drilling into 'alien' Antarctic lake buried
    under ice for 20 million years who have been out of radio contact for five days
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    A team of Russian scientists has mysteriously lost contact with colleagues in the U.S. as they drill into a lake buried beneath the Antarctic ice for 20 million years.

    The scientists had been battling conditions of minus 66C at Lake Vostok, as they raced to drill into a lake buried two miles beneath the ice before the weather closed in. The scientists hope the lake's untouched water will reveal more about life on our planet 20 million years ago.
    This lake - why is it referred to as "alien"?
    The lake, in the most inhospitable region of the planet, is kept liquid by geothermal heat under the ice and its conditions are often described as 'alien' because they are thought to be akin to the subterranean lakes on Jupiter's moon Europa.
    What horror movie might this remind us of??
    Their radio silence has conjured chilling echoes of classic horror film The Thing, where scientists dig up a buried spacecraft in the Antarctic ice, only to unleash an extraterrestrial horror within.
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    so why didn't they send a rescue plane the first day they lost radio contact? why wait five days, when it is almost too late for a plane to even land there?

    if, say, an accident happened on day one & they needed medical help, it might be too late

    if, say, one of them snapped & hurt the other, it might be too late

    something's fishy with this story & whatever it is, it's now probably 'too late' for these scientists but I hope I'm wrong!

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    http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-l...f-lake-vostok/

    A link to watch the documentary at the bottom of the article. It's about the lake. Thought I'd share since I hadn't even heard of this lake until wfgodot posted the article above.

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    I guess I should stop complaining about the -20 temperatures we get here. Fascinating stuff. Never heard of this before now. Thanks for posting it.

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    Russian scientists seeking Lake Vostok lost in frozen 'Land of the Lost'?

    A group of Russian scientists plumbing the frozen Antarctic in search of a lake buried in ice for tens of millions of years have failed to respond to increasingly anxious U.S. colleagues -- and as the days creep by, the fate of the team remains unknown.

    "No word from the ice for 5 days," Dr. John Priscu -- professor of ecology at Montana State University and head of a similar Antarctic exploration program -- told FoxNews.com via email.

    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/...est=latestnews

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-l...f-lake-vostok/

    A link to watch the documentary at the bottom of the article. It's about the lake. Thought I'd share since I hadn't even heard of this lake until wfgodot posted the article above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-l...f-lake-vostok/

    A link to watch the documentary at the bottom of the article. It's about the lake. Thought I'd share since I hadn't even heard of this lake until wfgodot posted the article above.
    Thank you for sharing, myself, hubby and the kids were glued to the computer

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    Even before I read the links I am reminded they have a remake of The Thing. Is it time for it to come out on DVD or something? (I'm a huge fan of the original and abhor computer generated special effects-- I won't be partaking. lol) Yes, I'm jaded, nothing is real news anymore, or so it seems.

    I do hope these folks are safe... it's a harsh place at all times.

    Now, I'll read.

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    That was such a great documentary! Thanks for sharing . . . will be keeping my eyes out for more information in the next few years
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    Quote Originally Posted by peeples View Post
    Thank you for sharing, myself, hubby and the kids were glued to the computer
    We haven't had a chance to watch it through yet. My Husband is going to connect a HDMI cable from his laptop to our TV so we can lay in bed and watch it on our TV (hah we're lazy like that!)

    (or you can use a SVGA cable too for that but we use HDMI cable)

    Love using the TV as a moniter haha.


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    I just found this article but don't know if they're related in any way:

    http://news.yahoo.com/18-mile-crack-...-abc-news.html

    Expedition was sent to Antarctica to study an 18 mile long crack on Pine Island Glacier.


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    DH and I have been listening to updates (updates of no rescue )-: ) regarding this situation on Coast to Coast Radio KFI 940 with George Noory and other guest hosts.
    I love this radio show because they explore such an eclectic list of subjects.

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    Lake Vostok is quite a large lake. It is buried in 2 miles of ice! Organisms should be quite interesting as it is under the ice for millions of years.

    Lake Vostok - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~mstuding/vostok.html
    Last edited by KateB; 06-16-2015 at 06:40 PM. Reason: repair url tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHAVENOCLUE View Post
    DH and I have been listening to updates (updates of no rescue )-: ) regarding this situation on Coast to Coast Radio KFI 940 with George Noory and other guest hosts.
    I love this radio show because they explore such an eclectic list of subjects.


    I use to love listening to george nooray on coast to coast am back when it was on am 640 .Iam well like the name says canadian so am 640 leafs talk was where you would listen to hear sports stuff mostly about the leafs anyway at midnight when coast to coast would come on i liked to listen to it while i was laying down and usually the stories would put me to sleep.lol he has always had some pretty way out there guests and topics like stuff i couldn't even dream up anyway wanted to say ya i know the show your talkin about and this topic is pretty cool..
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanManEh View Post
    I use to love listening to george nooray on coast to coast am back when it was on am 640 .Iam well like the name says canadian so am 640 leafs talk was where you would listen to hear sports stuff mostly about the leafs anyway at midnight when coast to coast would come on i liked to listen to it while i was laying down and usually the stories would put me to sleep.lol he has always had some pretty way out there guests and topics like stuff i couldn't even dream up anyway wanted to say ya i know the show your talkin about and this topic is pretty cool..
    Thanks, CanManEh!
    How funny! DH and I listen to Coast to Coast every night. It entertains us as we go to sleep... And we often wake up to it, too! We bring an emergency radio when we go camping and on trips for safety and so we can listen to coast to coast! DH looks up the radio stations we will be able to catch c to c on our travels! The people and subjects discussed can be bizarre!
    BTW...I have only been to Canada once...when we were coming back from an Alaska cruise. I LOVED Canada, and want to go back again!

    Sorry for the O/T Sleuthers!

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