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Scientists resume drilling in Antarctic

British-led drilling mission in the Antarctic hopes to find evidence of life elsewhere in solar system.
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2012 07:16

A team of British scientists is trying to restart a drilling mission through the Antarctic ice shelf to reach a prehistoric lake.

It is hoped that it will reveal evidence of life that could be found elsewhere in the solar system.

Drilling down deep into the earth through a lake, they are faced with small time windows before the bore-hole refreezes to an unusable size, ultimately sealing the lake off again.

Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane reports.

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