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Underground lake discovered in Antarctica: it could harbor ancestral life

Underground lake discovered in Antarctica: it could harbor ancestral life

"Given the appearance of these rare and linear channels on the surface, about a thousand kilometers long, we can assure that there is a large subglacial lake under its surface," says Martin Siegert, a member of the mission's research team.

Siegert explains that this lake is in the shape of a loop, about 100 kilometers long by about ten wide, something like a "crack", with long canyons and channels that seem to extend through the water body for 1,000 kilometers.

If the existence of this lake is confirmed, an investigation would be launched in Antarctica, whose biodiversity is believed to be as rich as in the depths of the oceans, and may even harbor life forms that have remained intact for millions of years .

In 2013, a team from Bowling Green University, USA, claimed to have found in the ice of Lake Vostok more than 3,500 DNA sequences, including bacteria and life forms never seen before. However, many experts doubted the veracity of the samples and the methodology used for their study.

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