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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Antarctic mission called off: full report

Scientists from Bristol University attempting to drill beneath Antarctica in a search for undiscovered life, have called off their mission.

They were trying to drill through 3 kilometres of ice to reach the water and mud underneath Lake Ellsworth.

But late on Christmas Eve the decision was taken to stop. Adam Grierson reports:

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