Sunday, November 13, 2005

Ancient Freshwater Lake under Antarctica

Columbia Earth Institute -- News: " At the coldest spot on Earth, Michael Studinger is mapping a world he cannot see.

Around him stretches a snow-scape as smooth as a starched shirt, so empty of landmarks that any sense of scale or distance is lost in the white. But hidden miles beneath the icecap on which he stands is a freshwater lake as long as Lake Ontario and as deep as Lake Tahoe--its untouched waters a time capsule from more than a million years ago."

This is a long article, but very interesting. Could be a great novel. Or at least a cool B&W SF movie from around 1956.

1 comment:

Lonnie Cruse said...

Wow! I'd love to see that, if I wasn't so cold natured! Can you imagine? Wonder what they'll find there when they investigate.