Posted on by Stewart
This is a quote from Accuweather.com which tends to be a little out of the mainstream, yet, considered to be a majoe private weather service:
“The news appears to have originated from Ria Novosti, a state-run news agency, which ran the following quote from an unnamed source with no affiliation: “Yesterday, our scientists stopped drilling at the depth of 3,768 meters [12,362 feet] and reached the surface of the sub-glacial lake.”
The same news report went on to discuss an old theory that Nazis built a secret base at Lake Vostok in the 1930s, and that German submarines brought Hitler and Eva Braun’s remains to Antarctica for cloning purposes following the German surrender in World War II.
“There are a lot of rumors going around about penetrating the lake, and we need the Russian program to make the official announcement,” said John Priscu, a University of Montana microbiologist and veteran Antarctic researcher who has been involved in Lake Vostok investigations for years
“If they were successful, their efforts will transform the way we do science in Antarctica and provide us with an entirely new view of what exists under the vast Antarctic ice sheet,” Priscu told OurAmazingPlanet in an email.
It appears there has been no official confirmation of the team’s success. There are no press releases on the website of Russia’s Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, the government agency that oversees the country’s polar science expeditions.”
While there is no “official” news from Russia about heir expedition, there have apparently been many leaks, strategically placed. We will dig deeper as the Russians do the same.