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Scientists look for life in Antarctic lake

Scientists hope to find insight into whether life can survive in one of coldest environments on earth.
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 03:51

A team of scientists is in the Antarctic searching for signs of life in a lake that has been buried under the ice for hundreds of thousands of years.

Experts from the British Antarctic Survey are preparing to bore down to the sub-glacial Lake Ellsworth, deep beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet, to collect samples of water and sediment.

Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane reports.

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