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Discovery

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Science & Medicine

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Discovery: Antarctic subglacial lake exploration

November 28th, 2011

Episode 112 of 564 episodes

One hundred years since humans first ventured to the South Pole, we are on the verge of a new era in Antarctic exploration. In Discovery Andrew Luck-Baker talks to scientists who’ll soon be entering the last untouched realms on the planet. They’re poised to drill into ancient lakes trapped beneath thousands of metres of polar ice. The scientists will search for unique forms of life in them and their efforts might ultimately lead to finding life on other worlds.

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