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Schematic cross-section of Lake Vostok (above), drawn to scale. (Credit: Yury M. Shtarkman et al.)
Eric Cravens, assistant curator at the National Ice Core Laboratory in Littleton, Colo., holds up a piece of ice taken from above Lake Vostok, a remote region of Antarctica. The ice offers a glance at hundreds of thousands of years of geologic history.
Melanie Conner/National Science Foundation