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Antarctic Mission Called Off

A team of Bristol scientists have called off their mission to drill deep into an Antarctic ice sheet in the hope of finding life in an ancient lake.

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Bristol scientist describes pioneering Antarctic drill

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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