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New Discoveries In The Lake Vostok Are Waiting For Scientists
23.10.2006 11:16
New Discoveries In The Lake Vostok Are Waiting For Scientists

Russian polar explorers are sure that studying relict lake Vostok, located under glaciers n Antarctica, will bring many unexpected discoveries.
      
      The project is of enormous scientific value, says the head of the Russian Antarctic Expedition - the scientists are about to start their mission and head for Antarctica aboard the Russian polar fleet flagship Academic Fedorov.
      
      The research promises outstanding results and new information on evolution of living beings on our planet under long-term anaerobic conditions. Scientists also expect some new data on biodiversity of microorganisms.
      
      Polar scientific official also said that studying lakes, located under glaciers is useful for many fields of life sciences, geology, glaciology and land hydrology.
      
      Source: ITAR-TASS


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