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Things Man Was Not Meant to Know!

2011-02-06 18:02:21.190253+00 by petronius 1 comments

Russian scientists are about to drill into Lake Vostok, a body of water sealed beneath the Antarctic ice cap for 15 million years. Why am I suddenly reminded of most of the cheesy SF movies of the 50s and 60s, where the unwary scientists accidently revive some Jurassic creature? Or even earlier, what Lovecraft wrote about in At The Moountains of Madness? Apparently a movie is to be made of the story, but now it might end up as a documentary. Beware!

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-02-07 11:59:10.965977+00 by: andylyke

I heard a report on NPR that included the fact that their bore hole was being kept from freezing by filling it with kerosene as drilling progressed. That, coupled with the fact that the water's likely to be supersaturated with gasses when the punch through relieves pressure could make life at the wellhead interesting.