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Saturn’s Largest Moon Titan Seen in Unprecedented Detail

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As one of the coldest places in the solar system, Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is also one of the most dynamic. A new collection of 13 studies about Titan reveal previously undetected craters, rivers, and have provided maps of its surface and interior.

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Russians Celebrate Drilling into Lake Vostok, Biggest Antarctic Subglacial Lake

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It took two chilling decades, but the Russian team has finally broken into Lake Vostok, the largest of the lakes hidden under Antarctica’s ice, and the most deeply buried. Lake Vostok has been isolated for millions of years and it might contain specifically adapted microorganisms, that haven’t been seen on the surface of the planet for a long time.

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After 20 Years, Russian Drill Nears 14-Million-Year-Old Lake Vostok

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A team of Russian researchers is close to breaching into Lake Vostok, a prehistoric lake that’s been trapped deep beneath the Antarctic surface for the last 14 million years. Vostok is the largest sub-glacial web of more than 200 lakes, which are hidden 2.5 miles (4 km) beneath the surface.

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The Way to the Center of the Earth

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Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal is located in Siberia. It is the world’s deepest lake, at an astounding 5371ft. It contains 20% of the world’s fresh water reserves. It has more water in it than all of the Great Lakes combined! (via cf, images via wiki com)


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