This was declassified in the Antarctic mystery, alien life may no longer be “problem of humanity”. 7/2013 became important milestone, marking the geographical discovery – A very important history of mankind: The satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA) discovered a huge lake, buried completely full 4,000 meters below the thick ice of Antarctica…!!
Experts estimate, isolated Vostok and “imprisoned” under the thick ice cold in the East Antarctica during the 15 to 25 million this year.
More than 700 meters deep, 250 km long and 50 km at its widest point and contains about 5,400 km³ water, Vostok is officially the largest freshwater lake in total 140 underground lake in the Antarctic was discovered until the present time.
Since the existence confusing and mysterious at the lake is named “Lake Vostok – Lake of the East“ which international scientists called it as “Lake of evil” (Ghost Lake).
Explorers longing places most primitive Earth
100 years after the first explorer to set foot in Antarctica, the scientists were “longing” to explore underground freshwater lake beneath the thick ice icy continent on the world wide this Wednesday ( after Asia, Africa and the Americas, the larger European and Australian).
As the Earth’s coldest continent, with 98% of the surface area of the average thick ice covered nearly 2,000 meters, Antarctica has the lowest natural temperature measured in freezing temperatures: -89.2 ° C.
Containing only the desert cold, snow and “winds killer” makes people shrinkage eyes, nose bleeding, choking, vomiting and sudden hypertension is still not able to “cool” the will expedition of international scientists.
One year after the date of discovery “Ho devil”, in 2014, Russian scientists led an international expedition team set out to explore places most primitive Earth.
Because in the East Antarctica (West Antarctica colder) and buried at a depth of 4,000 meters thick ice, which makes access to this giant lake of the scientists is not easy.
To drill holes 4,000 meters into thick ice, director of research station Vostok – Russian scientist Alexei Turkeyev, has conducted drilling on the Antarctic summer to reduce the cold, although the temperature measurement was drilled at -40 ° C.
After a long time of hard work over the years with the use of technology to prevent the recurrence borehole freezing of water, scientists have drilled ice was 3.750m.
By May 1.2015, the scientists took water samples under reservoir successfully and sent to the laboratory by the Environment and Land Register Grenoble in France to conduct research.
Although declassified longing inside the largest underground lake Antarctica, but scientists still “unfortunately” that: A man touched down at Lake Vostok, it will permanently lose the original pristine, time point mark Earth history stored ago 15 to 25 million years.
However, if one looks at the positive perspective, the discovery of the giant lake from the satellite and the tremendous efforts of the scientific community in order to reach “the devil pool” bring a sense of this extremely large .
Due to the antiquity of the lake, save traces of history (which may be hidden completely different life forms), scientists hope to uncover the mysteries about the geological history of millions of years of the Earth (ie learn the characteristics of the Earth we pre-Ice age).
This discovery will help scientists learn about alien life so long that scientists are still “crazy” hunt outside the vast universe; help answer portion of the formation conditions of life in Mars and the moons of Jupiter.
“Expedition into the lake water ice buried deep 4,000m interesting and eager as we were to discover life on a distant planet that no one has touched so right here on Earth,” a scientist Vienna school Antarctic St. Petersburg said.
Hopefully, in the nearest future, international scientists will soon find an answer full of lakes “devil” in the Antarctic, which declassified portion of the ancient Earth and more innovation an exploration of the “project of the century”: the alien life.