Lake Vostok surface reached

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    Yeah, you're right. I'm just trying to be creative with the doomsday thing, making some sense out of it.
     
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    :lol: OP said no sci-fi/jokes but he himself is going down that road. :)
     
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    "Correlation of aliens (or other more plausible topics) with this topic is fine."

    "Oh, I saw this thing from this movie where aliens invade the world with there big space ships and cool stuff" - Sci-fi

    "Maybe it contains some alien organisms which may infect the entire human race" - Not sci-fi
     
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    havent seen micro-organisms being the associated with cause of dinosaur extinction yet but it is as plausible as the other theories... also they became extinct over a long period of time, not like all dinosaurs are caught in a sudden cataclysmic event where the time stopped, like pompeii...

    hey its a valid scenario from War of the Worlds, would be great if we find some radical life forms down there, hopefully they wont be too disruptive to the ecosystem, and end of 2012 is an ominous date :p
     
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    We're getting too filmy here. I think that instead of alien lifeform, we have chance to find primitive lifeforms that existed before us. Any lifeform that should have started on earth cannot be deemed as alien. But it could be different as it must not have had a chance to evolve.

    After reading that article, i think scientists have pretty much different goals to achieve rather than finding alien lifeform that too on earth. But yes, the lake is no wonder a mystery as it might hold valuable information about our planet's past and other things.
     
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    I wonder how the life-forms survive there without oxygen. Unless they survive via Chemosynthesis, in which case they need some substance like sulphur.
     
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    ^^a virus can survive.
     
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    maybe a magical trine that will bring life to the dead :D
     
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    Viruses need a living host to survive.
     
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    ^^ They can lie dormant for extended periods of time and will be active when they find a living host.
     
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    yeah micro-organisms are simple, and uh... primitive but that just means that many of them are just waiting to start given the right circumstances no matter where they crop up

    volcanoes, undersea vents, in poisonous organic pools of sulfur and phosphorus, embedded in permafrost, all of these places are less hospitable than the water in Vostok, what is of significance is that if life is found there then it may also be found in other similar water bodies with extreme pressure under moving sheets of ice... on moons in the solar system

    posted a link to a spectrographic analysis of space dust somewhere earlier, where it emerged that interstellar space dust is made up of bacteria sized particles, this is a much more digestible Wired version! >> Howard Hughes' Nightmare: Space May Be Filled With Germs

    and last year some Hyderabad scientists sent up a weather baloon into the highest regions of the atmosphere, and found clumps of living cells that seem to have drifted in from space this is a much earlier story on similar researches >>> Scientists Say They Have Found Extraterrestrial Life in the Stratosphere But Peers Are Skeptical: Scientific American
     

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