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Lake Vostok

  • Drilling Begins on Lake Vostok

    Russian scientists finally begin drilling on lake Vostok.
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    Lake Vostok Drilling

  • Drilling Through Borehole Starts

    Scientists start drilling thorugh the borehole in Lake Vostok in 1992, date is unknown. From Wikipedia, A borehole is the generalized term for any narrow shaft bored in the ground, either vertically or horizontally. A borehole may be constructed for many different purposes, including the extraction of water or other liquid (such as petroleum) or gases (such as natural gas), as part of a geotechnical investigation, environmental site assessment
  • Lake Vostok Drilling Postoponed

    Lake Vostok Drilling Postoponed
    After many years and many miles underneath the surface the Lake Vostok drilling stops because of worries of other scientists of what the enviromental impact would be when reached.
  • Drill STUCK!!!

    In 2007 the Lake Vostok drill got stuck in the lake.
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    Lake Vostok Drilling Resumes

    After over 5 years of sitting the Lake Vostok drilling resumes
  • Lake Vostok Drilling Resumes

    Somewhere in this time drilling on Lake Vostok resumes.
  • Russians Finally Arrive at Lake Vostok

    Russians Finally Arrive at Lake Vostok
    Russian scientists after 2 decades finally break through the ice and arrive at Lake Vostok.