This is interesting not only because Lake Vostok may contain organisms that have been living in the dark for 20 million years, but also because it could set a precedent for missions to Europa or Enceladus:
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- 800 miles East of the South Pole?!? How does that work? The only direction you can go from the South Pole is North.
Nevertheless, I'll be following the Lake Vostok findings with great interest!Jan 12, 2013
- Yes, that was a misstep (a slight alarm bell went off when I wrote that, which I should have heeded). I've fixed it to read 800 miles from the South Pole, in East Antarctica.Jan 14, 2013