Saturday, 11 February 2012

More about Antarctica

Still bad weather around. Finally we decided yesterday to go up to the hill just to continue with the second borehole. We got 60 cm depth at the second point the day before. The second point to be drilled was selected due to the proximity to the fault but not high temperature in the ground. At the very top of the column the temperature was 2 ºC. We started to drill and got 60 cm with 67 ºC. Finally, yesterday we got 1.10 m with 63 ºC at the bottom. 
Samples look like very interesting due to their composition, volcanic ashes with organic matter. Some bugs are growing after culturing them.

Some animals were very interested in us as represented in the picture. 

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