Team of Scientists Drill Through Antarctic Ice to Discover ‘Lost World’ Hidden Beneath the Surface

January 24, 2015 12:10 AM

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A team of scientists who used a specially designed hot-water drill to break through half-a-mile of Antarctic ice earlier this month discovered a “lost world” hidden beneath the Ross Ice Shelf.

Cameras that were carefully lowered Jan. 16 about 740 meters below the surface revealed an unsuspected ecosystem of fish and other life living beneath the ice sheet.

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