Finally gonna drill into that huge underice lake in Antarctica.
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19-01-2012, 06:02 PM
RE: Finally gonna drill into that huge underice lake in Antarctica.
I think they will find themselves a nice fountain once they pull the drill out. That water is under pressure. Smile

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19-01-2012, 06:16 PM
RE: Finally gonna drill into that huge underice lake in Antarctica.
I have an issue with scientists. They box themselves in with presumption based on history. Yes it is unlikely that they will find anything complex living down there. But not impossible. Everytime we think we've got it all figured out we find something that tells us otherwise. We should stop presuming to know everything. We don't. It just seems like we do because we have porn at the touch of our fingertips.

I'm betting we find nothing of significance. But I'm going to pretend that we find a downed ufo from waaaayyyyyy back. With aliens in it. Alive. They could just be sleeping. Or immortal, or age real slow. Or live real long. With tentacle hands. And a taste for human meat.

Calvanist meat.

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19-01-2012, 07:17 PM
RE: Finally gonna drill into that huge underice lake in Antarctica.
So the Brits plan to get serious in November... I say they may find something magnificent then... A mysterious horror that will rise after they get to it in say a months time.. leading to around the winter solstice... Something Mayan predicted that will be the end of the world as we know it.

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20-01-2012, 03:03 AM
RE: Finally gonna drill into that huge underice lake in Antarctica.
Hahahaha, so this is the Mayas prediction? Hell yeah, it makes sense.

Now about this pressure... This got me thinking. How do they plan on drilling in something that has an unknown amount of pressure? So while they are predicting and preparing everything, the pressure bursts and all sorts of strange alien looking things are send flying around... Then the super dangerous bacteria, some unique viruses, they all burst around, in the air and all around the place. Outside would is warmer than inside the lake, so they can all reproduce much quicker and there we go, all dead in the matter of months.

If we were to find Transformers, that would be much better that some crazy strange bacteria and viruses. At least we could kill them with guns. Very big guns.

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20-01-2012, 08:27 AM
RE: Finally gonna drill into that huge underice lake in Antarctica.
(20-01-2012 03:03 AM)Filox Wrote:  Hahahaha, so this is the Mayas prediction? Hell yeah, it makes sense.

Now about this pressure... This got me thinking. How do they plan on drilling in something that has an unknown amount of pressure? So while they are predicting and preparing everything, the pressure bursts and all sorts of strange alien looking things are send flying around... Then the super dangerous bacteria, some unique viruses, they all burst around, in the air and all around the place. Outside would is warmer than inside the lake, so they can all reproduce much quicker and there we go, all dead in the matter of months.

If we were to find Transformers, that would be much better that some crazy strange bacteria and viruses. At least we could kill them with guns. Very big guns.

Smile


I'd be willing to bet that there is geological test equipment that has already given them an indication of what the conditions are like below the ice.

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21-01-2012, 03:28 PM
RE: Finally gonna drill into that huge underice lake in Antarctica.
As far as pressure is concerned, I'm sure they will drill much the same way they drill for oil. Once they have the main shaft partially drilled, they provide lateral shafts for venting which provides stability for the main shaft. This also prevents fountaining of anything down there, be it water, oil, gas, aliens, chocolate, dragons; the usual stuff. Shy

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21-01-2012, 05:24 PM
RE: Finally gonna drill into that huge underice lake in Antarctica.
a little off topic but

Is anyone else kinda scared Fox News just said "before modern humans first evolved"?
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21-01-2012, 08:01 PM
RE: Finally gonna drill into that huge underice lake in Antarctica.
They have been doing geomagnetic studies in Antarctica for a while, but they are not all that great. I have seen the data and it looks like shit. So, it is ultimately fair to say they really have no idea exactly what they will find. They have some idea about what rocks may be there, but that is all based on very sparse data that is ultimately little better than a guess at this point. It is rather hard to do these studies...it is Antarctica.

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05-02-2012, 01:48 AM
RE: Finally gonna drill into that huge underice lake in Antarctica.
How does an ENTIRE team go missing?
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/0...p=features
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05-02-2012, 02:02 AM (This post was last modified: 05-02-2012 02:25 AM by kim.)
RE: Finally gonna drill into that huge underice lake in Antarctica.
(21-01-2012 05:24 PM)Squid Wrote:  a little off topic but

Is anyone else kinda scared Fox News just said "before modern humans first evolved"?

Nah - they're fucking retards. Shy
Here we go... a little more accurate than Faux Noise.
http://www.observer.com/2012/02/russian-...-monsters/

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