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Scientists end search for life in underground Antarctic lake

December 28, 2012

Scientists end search for life in underground Antarctic lake

Another mission fails in Antarctica.

An international team of scientists have reportedly called off a research mission aimed at determining whether life exists in an underground lake in Antarctica.

Researchers working on the project cited a number of setbacks, including an attempt to create their first bore hole. The British Antarctic Survey project had intended to drill through the ice using near-boiling water to reach the lake, which they believed to have been sealed off from contact with the surface for as much as half a million years.

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