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  • Russian researchers at the Vostok station in Antarctica pose for a picture Feb. 5, 2012, after reaching subglacial lake Vostok, a major scientific discovery that could provide clues for search for life on other planets. Scientists hold a sign reading "05.02.12, Vostok station, boreshaft 5gr, lake at depth 3769.3 metres." (Associated Press/Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute Press Service)

    In scientific coup, Russians reach Antarctic lake

    After more than two decades of drilling in Antarctica, Russian scientists have reached a gigantic freshwater lake hidden under miles of ice for some 20 million years — a pristine body of water that may hold life from the distant past and clues to the search for life on other planets.

  • In scientific coup, Russians reach Antarctic lake

    Opening a scientific frontier miles under the Antarctic ice, Russian experts drilled down and finally reached the surface of a gigantic freshwater lake, an achievement the mission chief likened to placing a man on the moon.

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