Journey beneath the surface of the Earth

Mercury News: A group of six UC Santa Cruz researchers is making its way back from Antarctica after nearly three months of work in the frozen wilderness. The scientists and engineers were part of a crew of 50 that drilled through a half mile of ice to explore a lake hidden under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The project, called Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling -- or WISSARD, includes nine collaborating institutions from across the U.S. The UCSC team focused on how the flow of water......

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