Does life exist in Antarctica's Lake Vostok?

07/8/2013 | BBC

Scientists are examining RNA samples from ice that froze on the surface of Lake Vostok in Antarctica, which has not been open to the atmosphere in millions of years. Researchers are drilling into the ice to collect trace evidence of bacteria, multicellular organisms and single-celled microbes that may live in the lake, which is about 655 feet below sea level. The scientists say the material could be in the lake as a result of contamination.

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