Mysteries of Lake Vostok on brink of discovery

日期:2019-03-07 12:04:11 作者:广啃 阅读:

FOR 14 million years, Antarctica’s vast Lake Vostok has remained tantalisingly sealed off from the rest of the world. What unique forms of life might have evolved in the hidden depths? After years of speculation we are about to find out, as Russia’s drill nears the lake (see diagram). The Antarctic Treaty Secretariat, the body set up to preserve the continent,