Earth & Space

Reaching Lake Vostok

The largest subglacial lake in the world will begin to yield its secrets later this month, when a Russian drilling team reaches it beneath 4 km of Antarctic ice.

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Spirit of the Age

Seven years ago, Mars Exploration Rover Spirit landed on Mars. Mired in 2009 after traveling nearly five miles across the Martian landscape and silent since March, Spirit's parking spot may be its final resting place.

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Looking for Atlantis

A new thesis puts the explanation for the sudden appearance of sophisticated late-prehistoric coastal settlements underwaterin the Persian Gulf, to be specific, which up to 7,500 years ago would have been a vast oasis in the midst of the arid ice ages.

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