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The WISSARD drill operations in West Antarctica during the 2014-15 summer. The team drilled four boreholes about 700 meters into the ice. Roving Around
Science / Ice and Snow
Friday August 22, 2014

A team with the Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling project deployed last year to continue an effort to understand the dynamics of the ice above a subglacial lake where researchers found life.
Scientists collect rocks in the Transantarctic Mountains that are 1.4 billion years old. Quick Access
Science / Earth
Friday August 22, 2014

Below all of Antarctica's ice sits the answers to a host of questions about its geology, from how the continent evolved tectonically to its relationship with past supercontinents. A new project funded by the National Science Foundation will help researchers get to the bottom of the ice sheet.

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