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Deep Under Arctic Ice Sheet, Life!

There is life, hundred of meters under Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf.   Northern Illinois University geology professor Reed Scherer saw the thriving marine community on video monitors connected to a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) sent down a borehole in the ice. The ROV, known as Deep SCINI - for Submersible Capable of under Ice Navigation and Imaging - explored a 400-square meter cavity 740 meters below the ice. “It is a very mobile environment,” Scherer marvelled. “The bottom...

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