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Wed February 8, 2012

Researchers Break Through To Antarctic Lake

Audie Cornish talks with glaciologist Robin Bell, senior research professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. They discuss the "break through" by Russian scientists into Lake Vostok, a huge ancient lake underneath the South Pole. After drilling for 30 years, the Russians announced Wednesday that they had finally reached the lake water.