“There is a river and two lakes” Ukrainian polar explorers found a “lost world” under Antarctica

The total length of the tunnels under the Antarctica – about 200 meters, they are located in three floors

Vladimir Grisyuk

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The participants of the 24-th Ukrainian Antarctic expedition (UJC) who are currently at the station “Akademik Vernadsky”, discovered the “lost” ice cave in Antarctica. Finding pretty surprised explorers: it turned out that the cave is actually three times more than previously thought. The total length of passages of about 200 meters, they are located in three floors. It is reported by the national Antarctic scientific centre of Ukraine on the official page in Facebook.

"Есть река и два озера": украинские полярники нашли "затерянный мир" под Антарктидой

“During the first expeditions scientists have found on the island of Galindez, where the Ukrainian station, ice cave. The entrance to it was from the opposite station, the beach, under the top of the glacier. However, it turned out that a few years ago this glacier moved into the ocean and filled up the entrance, so we decided to find another, and we were lucky,” – said the head of the twenty-fourth by ujd Igor Wild.

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On the lower route, the expedition found a frozen lake, and in the end this move is a huge hall with a height of 12 meters, a width of eight and a length of 30 m.

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“In this hall discovered the river and the two lakes from which scientists have taken water and ice for further studies on viruses and bacteria. Samples of ice will be saved for more detailed analysis in the laboratories of Ukraine”, – specifies the national Antarctic scientific center in Facebook.

Recall that in Ukraine from Antarctica back the 23rd scientific expedition which worked in the ice year. In addition, we have published breathtaking photos of Antarctica, which made the Ukrainian polar.

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"Есть река и два озера": украинские полярники нашли "затерянный мир" под Антарктидой

"Есть река и два озера": украинские полярники нашли "затерянный мир" под Антарктидой

"Есть река и два озера": украинские полярники нашли "затерянный мир" под Антарктидой

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