Professor Martin Siegart from Bristol University is leading a team who are about to drill through 3km of solid ice into subglacial Lake Ellsworth in Antarctica. Their mission is to search for life forms in the water and clues to past climate in the lake-bed sediments.
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This is the pinnacle day of the week for the weather. More sunshine and fewer showers - ideal weather did you say?
It looks like it'll be the best day of the week so far. After that we're in for cloud and rain.