A blast from 20 million years in Earth’s past

After 20 years of drilling through miles of ice, Russian scientists are on the verge of tapping a subglacial lake in Antarctica that hasn’t seen the light of day in 20 million years.

Just as astrophysicists can get a glimpse of the development of the universe by probing unprocessed, primordial gas clouds, scientists are hoping to understand something about the development of the Earth, and even of moons in the solar system, with the samples they will collect from this ancient lake.

3 thoughts on “A blast from 20 million years in Earth’s past

  1. Which fits perfectly with the late 50’s scifi movies.

    “It got the Russkies! It’s coming for us! Only our Atomic weapons will save us!”

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