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UT research uncovers lakes, signs of life under Antarctica's Dry Valleys


April 28, 2015

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Many view Antarctica as a frozen wasteland. Turns out there are hidden interconnected lakes underneath its Dry Valleys that could sustain life and shed light on ancient climate change. Jill Mikucki, a University of Tennessee, (UT) Knoxville, microbiology assistant professor, was part of a team that detected extensive salty groundwater networks in Antarctica using a novel airborne electromagnetic mapping sensor system called SkyTEM.Full Story

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