In Moscow a lake has been frozen for 15 million years and it is thought that there might be prehistoric or unknown life in it. Russian scientists are trying to break through.
"There's only a bit left to go," Alexei Turkeyev, chief of the Russian polar Vostok Station
"It's minus-40 (Celsius) outside," Turkeyev said. "But whatever, we're working. We're feeling good. There's only 5 meters left until we get to the lake so it'll all be very soon."Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41429257/ns/us_news-environment/
"It's like exploring an alien planet where no one has been before. We don't know what we'll find," said Valery Lukin of Russia's Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) in St. Petersburg, which oversees the expedition.