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why subglacial Lake Ellsworth?

Lake Ellsworth, locked deep in the ice for hundreds of thousands of years is the ideal candidate for exploring the unknown world beneath. Science teams expect to find life forms that are adapted to living in its unique and isolated environment, and the lake-floor sediments are expected to reveal a record of ice and climate change.

 

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ideal because the lake is

Science Programme Director, Professor Martin Siegert, from University of Edinburgh, explains why the lake is special

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