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Eric Cravens, assistant curator at the National Ice Core Lab in Denver, 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.

Vostok Station, Antarctica, the Russian base directly above Lake Vostok. ( Michael Studinger/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/KRT/Newscom)