Journey to Antarctica: Mission to drill into ice-buried lake

LiveScience: A team of British engineers is set to begin a journey to a lake hidden beneath nearly 2 miles of Antarctic ice. The explorers depart next week for Antarctica on the first stage of an ambitious scientific mission to collect water and sediment samples from a lake buried beneath 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) of solid ice. This mission will hopefully yield new knowledge about the evolution of life on Earth and other planets, and will provide vital clues about the Earth's past climate. Transporting nearly......

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