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Ice, Ice... Maybe

Climate change will melt much of the ice in Antarctica. With this, the ice becomes softer and easier to drill ice cores. Russian scientists from Vostok Station, along with others from the international community, will drill larger ice cores and perhaps even shafts down which field scientists will be hoisted. These scientists may discover thousands of new species, including creatures as complex as arthropods.

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Domonic Martinez there might be unknown things down there
27 Oct 2020
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John Gill No, Vostok is near the center of the East Antarctic Ice sheet, never once has a temperature of more than 6.8 degrees Fahrenheit (-14 degrees Celsius) been recorded there, and I doubt that any such event where temperature reach above freezing will ever occur in the next few hundred or thousand years. In-fact, the only place showing a warming trend is the Antarctic peninsula and some parts of West Antarctica. West Antarctica and the Antarctic peninsula are mainly loosing ice due to warming of the oceans, not due to the temperature of the air. As for the East Antarctic ice sheet, it's gaining ice at a rate of 50 billion tons annually. Also, ice doesn't become less dense when it warms, it actually becomes more dense, ice water is at it's densest point at exactly 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius), ice ice cools, it becomes less dense and increasingly more brittle. And lastly, no, drilling into ice like that is extremely dangerous, especially when you consider there's as much as 4 kilometers of ice to drill through.
27 Apr 2020
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Riley Brown one word, oil
13 Nov 2019
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Jail That title made me cringe...
20 Oct 2019
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ahmet polat insanlar bunu engelleye bileceken bunu yapmayıp bizim geleceğimiz tehlikede yeter artık
12 Oct 2019
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Abhinn verma Drilling holes in Arctic/Antarctic sheets is extremely dangerous and even if this happens, it won't happen for another 100 years at least
07 Jun 2019
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james barnes that damn squirrel
12 Mar 2019
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Nirmallya Bhowmick YEAH! CHANCES ARE THERE THAT IT CAN BE TRUE.........!!!!
06 Feb 2019
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Tim Suetens And flash-frozen dinosaurs...
06 Feb 2019
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James Royle Until about 30mya the region was forested and full of life, with some areas of Antarctica being habitable long after that even. By that time Antarctica had it's own lineages of vertebrates, including marsupials, which sadly have been lost to us. Unless that is, we find a distant relative of the Yapok down there....
06 Feb 2019
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Austin Spencer Peters The THING
06 Feb 2019
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