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British team set to embark on ambitious Antarctic mission to penetrate and sample ancient buried lake
Date:9/7/2012

for the hot-water drill. The drill will pressurise the water to 2,000 psi and then pump this water at 210 litres per minute through a 3.5km bespoke hose to create a 360mm wide borehole.

This research is at the frontier of exploration and has been made possible through the unique partnership created by two Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Centres of Excellence, and eight UK universities. The Lake Ellsworth consortium programme is funded by NERC and draws together the UK's top engineering, scientific and logistical capacities.


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Contact: Heather Martin
hert@bas.ac.uk
44-122-322-1226
British Antarctic Survey
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